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Species:

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)

Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

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Length (cm):
145-160
60-75
Wingspan (cm):
218-243
135-170
Weight (gram):
8500-10000
1800-3300
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

Same size as Mute Swan. Adults pure white and juveniles greyish. The bill is black with a yellow wedge reaching well beneath the nostrils. Juveniles differs from Mute Swan in lacking black lores, and having a pink tinge to the grey bill.

Sound:

Quite vocal. Trumpet-like clear honks of half a second length most frequent in flight and take-off/landing. Often voiced with a register break.

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

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Sounds:Hannu Jännes,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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".

Contact call:

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See sound file


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

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Several different sounds of the species

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