WILDFOWL COMPARISON
Bean/Greylag Goose | 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 | Red-billed Teal/White Cheeked Pintail
ROSS'S GOOSE v's SNOW GOOSE
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Ross's Goose (Slimbridge 25/03/11)  (Slimbridge 26/05/12)
Ross's Goose
Snow Goose
   To aid identification we shall compare various significant parts of the geese: -
   The Head, Beak and Eyes
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Ross's Goose Snow Goose
The main differences between the geese are:-

The Ross's Goose has a short Reddish Pink beak with pale tip.
The Snow Goose has a longer Pink beak.
Ross's Goose
Snow Goose
   The Breast and Body
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Ross's Goose Snow Goose
The Breast and Body is similar.
Ross's Goose
Snow Goose
   The Legs and Feet
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Ross's Goose Snow Goose
The Legs and Feet are similar.
Ross's Goose
Snow Goose
GENERAL COLOUR COMPARISONS
Body PartRoss's GooseSnow Goose
HeadWhiteWhite
EyeDark BrownDark Brown
BeakReddish Pink with pale tipPink
NeckWhiteWhite
BreastWhiteWhite
UnderbodyWhiteWhite
FlanksWhiteWhite
UpperpartsWhite with Black wing tipsWhite with Black wing tips
UndertailWhiteWhite
TailWhiteWhite
LegsReddish PinkReddish Pink
FeetReddish PinkReddish Pink
   Now that we can identify the geese, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge?

   They can be found in the following zones: -
   Ross's Goose. - Found in the Geese of the World Zone.
   Snow Goose. - Found in the Geese of the World Zone.