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Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)

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Length (cm):
56-61
145-160
Wingspan (cm):
110-120
218-243
Weight (gram):
1300-1600
8500-10000
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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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.

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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

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

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