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Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)

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Length (cm):
60-75
56-61
Wingspan (cm):
135-170
110-120
Weight (gram):
1800-3300
1300-1600
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

Pink bill and legs distinguishes it from Bean Goose. This can however be a deceiving character in poor light. Also differs from Bean Goose by pale grey,not brownish, upperparts. The darkest part of the body is the flanks (Bean Goose have equally dark flanks and back).

Sound:

Similar to Bean Goose and White-fronted Goose, but more nasal and a little higher pitched than the first, and less musical and laughing than the second. Easily told from Greylag Goose by frequent nasal, high pitched "wink-wink".

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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Sounds:Recorded by Elias A. Ryberg,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

Appearance:

A small, dark goose. Thin white collar on adults, juveniles with all black neck. Seems all black from a distance, except for the white vent. Easily told from Barnacle Goose by the lack of contrast between neck and belly, even at long distance. Subspecies hrota, bernicla and nigricans can be distinguished by plumage characters. B.b.hrota: Brownish rather than dark grey belly, and pale between legs. B.b.bernicla: Grey part of belly also reaching behind and between legs. B.b.nigricans: Almost black belly. "Necklace" more distinct, reaching to the front of neck.

Sound:

A bubbling, trembling, ascending, three syllable "ahrahrrhit", quite different from other 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

Sounds:Recorded by Jens kirkeby,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

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Several different sounds of the species

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