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Canada Goose, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Dec 2021 (1 Viewer)

Andy Strachan

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Scotland
Back in December I took these images of a Canada Goose at Pitfour Lake, Aberdeenshire Scotland.

At the time I remember thinking it was quite small and short-necked (the whole time it just refused to "sit up" and lengthen its neck haha) but there were no other geese to compare it to, only swans and that didn't help me.

Since then there have been reports of 1 Lesser Parvipes at the same place, and I was just curious if that's what this is that I have. How unusual is it to come across this sub-species? Other than size, what other features could identify it from the more common type?

Ive got more pics if need be.
 

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