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Species:

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

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Length (cm):
80-105
53-66
Wingspan (cm):
160-175
120-135
Weight (gram):
3670-5410
1600-2500
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

A big, brownish, black and white goose. Differs from Barnacle Goose by a light brownish breast and a more brownish body. Base of bill and forehead black. White tail-coverts but black tail-feathers, and uniformly dark brown wings. Generally gives a large and long-necked impression, but different subspecies shows a lot of variation.

Sound:

Trumpet like, resonant, honking sounds. Closer to Whooper Swans than many of the other geese.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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Sound search at Xeno-canto

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Sounds:Recorded by Paul Driver,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

Appearance:

Adults with white front of head reaching crown, black markings on belly and obvious, swollen yellow eye-ring. Juveniles lacks white forehead and black markings on belly. The yellow eye-ring is also less noticeable. Note that White-fronted Goose may also show faint eye-ring, limited belly-markings and extended white front to head. Leaves a more "pure" impression than White-fronted, with evenly coloured plumage, rounded body, short neck, short bill and steep forehead. Primaries are longer than in other geese, and may extend past tail.

Sound:

Contact call a characteristic, trisyllabic, yelping "ka-dyl-lyt". First syllable often with a goose-like timbre, and second and third a continuous clearer sound, with a rapid lowering of pitch between syllables. Much higher pitched than other grey geese.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

CC

CC-photo:Stefan Berndtsson, Licence,Link.

CC-photo:Sibylle Stofer, Licence,Link.

CC-photo:Fenners1984, Licence,Link.

CC-sound:Antero Lindholm. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/243944.

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Several different sounds of the species

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