WILDFOWL COMPARISON
Bean/Greylag Goose | Barnacle/Canada Goose | Ferruginous Duck/Southern Pochard
Lesser/Greater Scaup | Magpie/Spur-winged Goose | Redhead/Pochard
Ring Necked/Tufted Duck | Ross's/Snow Goose | Red-billed Teal/White Cheeked Pintail
LESSER v's GREATER WHITE FRONTED GOOSE
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Lesser White Fronted Goose (Slimbridge 25/03/11) Greater White Fronted Goose (Slimbridge 06/04/13)
Lesser White Fronted Goose
Greater White Fronted Goose
   To aid identification we shall compare various significant parts of the geese: -
   The Head, Beak and Eyes
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Lesser White Fronted Goose Greater White Fronted Goose
The main differences between the geese are:-

The Lesser White-fronted Goose has a Yellow eye ring.
The White-fronted Goose has no eye ring.
Lesser
Greater
   The Breast and Body
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Lesser White Fronted Goose Greater White Fronted Goose
The breast and body are similar.
Lesser
Greater
   The Legs and Feet
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Lesser White Fronted Goose Greater White Fronted Goose
The legs and feet are similar.
Lesser
Greater
GENERAL COLOUR COMPARISONS
Body PartLesserGreater
HeadDark Brown with White Front FaceDark Brown with White Front Face
EyeDark Brown with Yellow eye ringDark Brown
BeakPinkPink or Orange
NeckDark BrownDark Brown
BreastLight BrownLight Grey with dappled Brown
UnderpartsLight Brown/BuffGrey/Brown with Black barring
FlanksDull BrownDull Brown
UpperpartsDark BrownDark Brown with pale fringes
UndertailWhiteWhite
TailBlackDark Brown
LegsBright OrangeBright Orange
FeetBright OrangeBright Orange
   Now that we can identify the geese, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge?

   They can be found in the following zones: -
   Lesser White Fronted Goose. - Found in the Geese of the World Zone.
   Greater White Fronted Goose. - Found in the Geese of the World Zone.