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Goose with white head

Observed: 19th October 2011 By: knightexleyheadknightexleyhead’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

An odd goose among a group of barnacles and canadas which had just flown in to Saltholme back pool

Identifications
  • Blue goose (snow goose)
    Confidence: It might be this.
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    Likely ID
    Canada Goose x Greylag (Branta canadensis x Anser anser)
    Confidence: It might be this.
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

RoyW's picture

Hybrid goose.

I agree with what David has said in the notes here - it's not possible to be certain of the parentage, but this is a hybrid.

Canada x Greylag Goose is a possibility, but there are other potential hybrid combinations that can't be ruled out (eg. possibly Barnacle x Emperor Goose, or Snow x Canada Goose) so I don't think that it's really possible to do anything more than guess at the ID.