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Goose ID - Draycote Water UK (1 Viewer)

PhilB40

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United Kingdom
Hi,

I noticed this goose swimming with a small flock of Canada Geese, when it came to feed I was fairly sure it was not a Greylag goose, which were a pair already feeding. But I m not sure what it is. I have included a photo swimming to show the size vs the Canada geese.

Regards,

PhilB40
 

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Alexander Stöhr

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Hello,
Phil, your bird is a Canada x Greylag Gosse hybrid. There are some examples of this hybrid combination here in birdforums ID threads with helpful comments.
Please note pale flesh legs that are a good pointer when looking for hybrids within a flock of dark-lrgged Canada Geese.
 

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