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Chinese goose

Observed: 20th February 2010 By: Iris003Iris003’s reputation in BirdsIris003’s reputation in BirdsIris003’s reputation in Birds
Chinese Goose
Chinese Goose 1
Description:

Black lump on the top of its head,Dangly bit below its throat.

Identifications
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    Chinese goose
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    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • RoyW
      British Dragonfly SocietyLondon Natural History Society
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    • dshubble
      Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
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Comments

dshubble's picture

chinese goose

Just wondering - is Chinese Goose here considered the same as Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides) or the domestic form which can have the same neck/head pattern? As I understand it, only the domestic one has the black knob at the base of the bill.

RoyW's picture

They are the same species.

Swan Goose and Chinese Goose are the same species (Anser cygnoides, with Chinese Goose being one of the domesticated forms of Swan Goose - another breed is called African Goose (information on all three can be found with a web search if interested).
It is only the domestic forms that have the knob on the bill.