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Species:

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis)

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

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Length (cm):
66-84
145-160
Wingspan (cm):
142-175
208-238
Weight (gram):
2220-4060
7000-14000
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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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.

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:

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

Appearance:

Big and white waterfowl with orange bill and black knob at base of bill. Juveniles more greyish and differs from juvenile Whoopers by all grey bill and black lores. Neck usually held more S-shaped than other swans when swimming. Long tail prominent when upending.

Sound:

Silent compared to other swans. A repertoire of snorting, grunting and hissing sound when interacting. No far carrying sounds. Wings produce prominent singing sound which may function as a flight contact-call.

Social sounds:

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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-sound:Peter Boesman, Licence,Link.

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Several different sounds of the species

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