WILDFOWL COMPARISON
Barnacle/Canada Goose | Ferruginous Duck/Southern Pochard | Lesser/Greater Scaup
Lesser/Greater White Fronted Goose | Magpie/Spur-winged Goose | Redhead/Pochard
Ring Necked/Tufted Duck | Ross's/Snow Goose | Red-billed Teal/White Cheeked Pintail
BEAN GOOSE v's GREYLAG GOOSE
   Click thumbnails to enlarge
Bean Goose (Slimbridge 05/10/17) Greylag Goose (Slimbridge 24/03/12)
Bean Goose
Greylag Goose
   To aid identification we shall compare various significant parts of the Geese: -
   The Head, Beak and Eyes
   Click thumbnails to enlarge
Bean Goose Greylag Goose
The main differences between the Bean Goose and Greylag Goose are:-

The Bean Goose has a Black base and tip to its Orange beak.
The Greylag Goose has an Orange or Pink beak.
Bean Goose
Greylag Goose
   The Breast and Body
   Click thumbnails to enlarge
Bean Goose Greylag Goose
The main differences between the Bean Goose and Greylag Goose are:-

The Bean Goose has Dark Brown plumage with White fringes.
The Greylag Goose has Brown plumage with Grey fringes.
Bean Goose
Greylag Goose
   The Legs and Feet
   Click thumbnails to enlarge
Bean Goose Greylag Goose
The main differences between the Bean Goose and Greylag Goose are:-

The Bean Goose has Bright Orange legs and feet.
The Greylag Goose has Pink legs and feet.
Bean Goose
Greylag Goose
GENERAL COLOUR COMPARISONS
Body PartBean GooseGreylag Goose
HeadDark BrownGrey/Brown
EyeBrownBrown
BeakOrange with Black base and tipOrange or Pink
NeckBrownGrey/Brown
BreastLight BrownMottled Grey
UnderbodyLight BrownLight Grey
FlanksDark Brown with pale edgingBarred Grey and White
Wing CovertsDark Brown with White fringesBarred Grey and Brown
UndertailWhiteWhite
TailBrown with White edgingBrown with White edging
LegsBright OrangePink
FeetBright OrangePink
   Now that we can identify the Geese, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge?

   They can be found in the following zones: -
   Bean Goose. - Found in the Tundra Zone.
   Greylag Goose. - Found in the Swan Lake Zone.