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Tundra Bean Goose
Length 66â€“75 cm, weight (A. s. rossicus) 1,970-3,300 g
In flight, tail pattern is conspicuous: narrow white terminal band, broader black band, and the innermost part white. Belly is white. Both upper and lower sides of wings are dark, without much contrast between coverts and primaries/secondaries.
 Similar species
Taiga Bean Goose is very similar in plumage but is larger and has a longer neck, a longer bill and usually more orange on the bill. Pink-footed Goose is very similar in size and structure, but is a paler, more silvery grey on the back, and with pink legs and bill markings; it also has conspicuous silvery grey forewing in flight, and a broader white tip to the tail.
Winters in eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea) and northern Europe (primarily Hungary, northen Germany, and the Netherlands, with smaller numbers in many other countries); generally further south than Taiga Bean Goose. Abundant in suitable areas, with around 300,000 wintering in northern Europe, including 30,000 in the Netherlands. In Britain, a scarce winter visitor to the east coast from southeast Scotland south to Suffolk, typically as individuals or small groups in flocks of Pink-footed Geese or White-fronted Geese.
Two subspecies are accepted:
Breeds by arctic tundra pools. Winters in agricultural areas, mostly grassy fields.
In winter, it grazes in crops such as grass, cereals and potatoes.
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