WILDFOWL COMPARISON
Bean/Greylag Goose | Barnacle/Canada Goose | Ferruginous Duck/Southern Pochard
Lesser/Greater Scaup | Lesser/Greater White Fronted Goose | Redhead/Pochard
Ring Necked/Tufted Duck | Ross's/Snow Goose | Red-billed Teal/White Cheeked Pintail
MAGPIE GOOSE v's SPUR-WINGED GOOSE
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Magpie Goose (Slimbridge 26/07/13) Spur-Winged Goose (Slimbridge 25/03/11)
Magpie Goose
Spur-Winged Goose
   To aid identification we shall compare various significant parts of the geese: -
   The Head, Beak and Eyes
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Magpie Goose Spur-Winged Goose
The main differences between the geese are:-

The Magpie Goose has an Orange beak with a Red knob.
The Spur-winged Goose has a Pinkish Red beak.
Magpie Goose
Spur-Winged Goose
   The Breast and Body
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Magpie Goose Spur-Winged Goose
The main differences between the geese are:-

The Magpie Goose has Black and White plumage.
The Spur-winged Goose has mainly Black plumage.
Magpie Goose
Spur-Winged Goose
   The Legs and Feet
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Magpie Goose Spur-Winged Goose
The main differences between the geese are:-

The Magpie Goose has Orange legs and feet.
The Spur-winged Goose has Pink legs and feet.
Magpie Goose
Spur-Winged Goose
GENERAL COLOUR COMPARISONS
Body PartMagpie GooseSpur-Winged Goose
HeadBlack with featherless Red skin on faceBlackish Brown
EyeDark BrownDark Brown
BeakOrange with Red knobPinkish Red with pale tip
NeckBlackBlackish Brown
BreastBlack and WhiteBlack and White
UnderbodyWhiteWhite
FlanksWhiteBlank
UpperpartsBlack and WhiteBlack and White
UndertailWhiteBlack
TailBlackBlack
LegsOrangePink
FeetOrangePink
   Now that we can identify the geese, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge?

   They can be found in the following zones: -
   Magpie Goose. - Found in the Australia Zone.
   Spur-Winged Goose. - Was found in the Geese of the World Zone.