WILDFOWL COMPARISON
Bean/Greylag 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
BARNACLE GOOSE v's CANADA GOOSE
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Barnacle Goose (Slimbridge 28/07/12) Canada Goose (Slimbridge 24/03/12)
Barnacle Goose
Canada Goose
   To aid identification we shall compare various significant parts of the geese: -
   The Head, Beak and Eyes
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Barnacle Goose Canada Goose
The main differences between the geese are:-

The Barnacle Goose has a White face.
The Canada Goose has a Black face.
Barnacle Goose
Canada Goose
   The Breast and Body
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Barnacle Goose Canada Goose
The main differences between the geese are:-

The Barnacle Goose has a Black breast and dark upperparts.
The Canada Goose has a Light Brown breast and light upperparts.
Barnacle Goose
Canada Goose
   The Legs and Feet
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Barnacle Goose Canada Goose
The legs and feet of both geese are similar.

Barnacle Goose
Canada Goose
GENERAL COLOUR COMPARISONS
Body PartBarnacle GooseCanada Goose
CrownBlackBlack
HeadCreamy/White face and chinBlack with White Chinstrap
EyeBlack/BrownDark Brown
BeakBlackBlack
NeckBlackBlack
BreastBlackLight Creamy/Brown
UnderbodyGrey/WhiteGrey/Brown
FlanksGrey/WhiteGrey/Brown
Wing CovertsSilver/Grey with Black/White BarsDark Brown
UndertailWhiteWhite
TailBlackBlack
LegsGrey/BlackGrey/Black
FeetGrey/BlackGrey/Black
   Now that we can identify the Geese, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge?

   They can be found in the following zones: -
   Barnacle Goose. - Found in the Tundra Zone.
   Canada Goose. - Found in the North America Zone.