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Weird Looking Canada Goose

Observed: 6th February 2011 By: shrike07shrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birds
P1030690
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RoyW's picture

Individual variation?

An interesting goose (or perhaps an interesting couple of geese - it looks like there may be two with a reduced white chin patch in the swimming pic).
Just individual variation I guess, I can't say that I tend to look closely at Canada Geese, but I haven't noticed any with reduced chin patches like this. Nothing else looks out of place though.

Carstairs's picture

immature

I think the dark chin patch is because its an immature bird.

RoyW's picture

Not typically.

There is generally no noticeable difference between the chin patch of adults and juvenile/first winter Canada Geese.