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Bean Goose (Anser fabalis)

Appearance:

Orange legs, black and orange bill. Differs from juvenile White-fronted Goose by less contrast between cheeks and base of bill and crown, more prominent pale edges on back feathers, and by bill colour. Has much darker back than Pink-footed Goose (and never greyish). Colour of legs and bill can be surprisingly difficult to judge in unfavourable light. 2 subspecies that may be considered separate species in near future: A.f.rossicus has shorter bill with more extensive black markings than A.f.fabalis.

Sound:

Do not call as much as other grey geese. Sounds similar to the lower sounds of Pink-footed goose, with various reedy calls, but harder, less nasal and more of a "sore throat".

Contact call:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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

Facts:
Length (cm):
66-84
Wingspan (cm):
142-175
Weight (gram):
2220-4060
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Similar species (image):
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Silhouette Group:
Duck-like
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