GEESE IDENTIFICATION
Cranes | Dabbling Ducks | Diving Ducks | Flamingo | Sea Ducks
Shelducks | Shovelers | Swans | Whistling Ducks
   Geese are monogamous and live in permanent pairs though out the year which are territorial during the
   nesting season.

   True Geese belong to the family Anatidae which comprise of genuses Anser (Grey Geese), Branta
   (Black Geese) and Chen (White Geese).

   Anser - Grey Geese (Click thumbnails to enlarge)
Bar Headed Goose(Slimbridge 04/09/13) Greylag Goose(Slimbridge 01/10/11) Lesser White Fronted Goose(Slimbridge 25/03/11)
Bar Headed Goose
Greylag Goose
Lesser White Fronted Goose
Swan Goose(Slimbridge 09/09/10) White Fronted Goose(Slimbridge 06/04/13)
Swan Goose
White Fronted Goose
   Branta - Black Geese (Click thumbnails to enlarge)
Barnacle Goose(Slimbridge 28/07/12) Brent Goose(Slimbridge 24/03/12) Canada Goose(Slimbridge 28/07/12)
Barnacle Goose
Brent Goose
Canada Goose
Hawaiian Goose(Slimbridge 04/09/13) Red Breasted Goose(Slimbridge 25/05/13)
Hawaiian Goose
Red Breasted Goose
   Chen - White Geese (Click thumbnails to enlarge)
Emperor Goose(Slimbridge 06/04/13) Ross's Goose(Slimbridge 25/03/11) Snow Goose(Slimbridge 26/05/12)
Emperor Goose
Ross's Goose
Snow Goose
   There are also a number of birds found at WWT Slimbridge which have ‘Goose’ in their name but in fact
   are not actually geese, such as: -

   Andean Goose – related to the shelduck: family Anatidae, Subfamily Tadorninae, Genus Chloephaga.

   Ashy Headed Goose – related to the shelduck:, family Anatidae, Subfamily Tadorninae, Genus Chloephaga.

   Blue Winged Goose - closer to dabbling ducks, of the family Anatidae, Genus Cyanochen.

   Cape Barren Goose – closer to dabbling ducks, of the family Anatidae, Genus Cereopis.

   Magpie Goose – is in its own family, the Anseranatidae.

   Magellan Goose – related to the shelduck: family Anatidae, Subfamily Tadorninae, Genus Chloephaga.

   Orinoco Goose – related to the shelduck: family Anatidae, Subfamily Tadorninae, Genus Neochen.

   Pygmy Goose – is a perching duck: family Anatidae, Genus Nettapus.

   Spur-Winged Goose – related to the shelduck: family Anatidae, subfamily Plectropterinae.

   Non Geese - Goose by name only (Click thumbnails to enlarge)
Andean Goose(Slimbridge 08/09/12) Ashy Headed Goose(Slimbridge 22/07/14) Blue Winged Goose(Slimbridge 24/03/12)
Andean Goose
Ashy Headed Goose
Blue Winged Goose
Cape Barren Goose(Slimbridge 08/09/12) Magpie Goose(Slimbridge 06/07/13) Magellan Goose(Slimbridge 01/10/11)
Cape Barren Goose
Magpie Goose
Magellan Goose
Orinoco Goose(Slimbridge 26/07/13) African Pygmy Goose(Slimbridge 25/05/13) Spur Winged Goose(Slimbridge 25/03/11)
Orinoco Goose
Pygmy Goose
Spur Winged Goose