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unknown goose

Observed: 8th December 2010 By: beatles_beetles
 unknown goose
Description:

Amongst all the Canada geese and Mallards was this goose which stood out with its orange feet …anyone know what its called?
PS: photo taken on a compact Ricoh GR with fixed 28mm lens …so I had to get quite close to fill the frame.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Greylag Goose x Canada Goose (Anser anser x Branta canadensis)
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
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  • greylag and canada geese
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

bobthebirder's picture

goose

The orange feet and stocky build show that it is partly greylag goose. The black neck and white face patch are typical of Canada goose. So my hunch would be a greylag x Canada hybrid. As these are the most common feral geese in the UK it's not that unlikely.

Bob Ford

beatles_beetles's picture

Many thanks for that …have a

Many thanks for that …have a look at the ‘bar headed goose' could it be a cross with that?

bobthebirder's picture

goose

That's a possibility, but there's not much to see that reminds me of that species. And Canada goose is a far more common breeding bird in the UK.

Bob Ford