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Species:

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

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Length (cm):
80-105
41-49
Wingspan (cm):
160-175
68-74
Weight (gram):
3670-5410
571-608
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Crow-size

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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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Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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

Appearance:

Male unmistakable with its stunning colours. Broad, white eyestripe from bill to nape, and two conspicuous wing sails. Large head, compact body and long tail. Female and juvenile also distinct, but may easily be confused with Wood Duck. Differs from this by "clear cut" base of bill without wedges, less white around eye, paler head and coarser white markings on flanks. Juveniles similar to female, but browner and duller. Often perches on branches and logs.

Sound:

Display call a thin, whistling and rapidly rising "hueessst, accompanied by deeper clappering sounds. Other sounds include a short and sharp, coot-like "ket", and a short "ack".

Male display:

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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

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CC-sound:Matthias Feuersenger, Licence,Link.

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Several different sounds of the species

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