PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
(Anser Brachyrhyncus)
Pink-Eared Duck     Plumed Whistling Duck


Tundra Zone - Slimbridge
The Pink-Footed Goose is found in the Tundra Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Breeding Habitat
Greenland and Iceland.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Northern Germany and Belgium.

Conservation Status


Size
600mm to 750mm (23" to 29")

Appearance - Drake
The Pink-Footed Goose has a Dark Brown head and neck, a short Pink beak with a Black tip and base. Grey/Brown body with pale fringes on the feathers. A White rump and vent with a Grey tail with a White tip. It has Pink legs and feet.

Appearance - Duck
Both sexes are alike.

Habitat
Tundra Lakes, Riverbanks, Cliffs, Saltmarshes, wet Meadows and Agricultural land.

Diet
Aquatic plants, Roots, Leaves, Tubers, Sedges, grazing on grasses, Grain, Potatoes and Shoots.

Breeding Time
Early to Mid May in Iceland (later in Greenland).

Eggs
Quantity: 3 to 6
Colour: Dull White.

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Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
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PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
Pink-Eared Duck     Plumed Whistling Duck
Pink-Footed Goose
©Nigel Key Pink-Footed Goose (Slimbridge November 2017)

The Pink-Footed Goose is closely related to the Bean Goose and is very similar in appearance.

The main difference between the two geese is the Pink-Footed Goose has a Pink Beak and Pink legs and feet, and the Bean Goose has an Orange Bean and Orange legs and feet.

The Pink-Footed Goose is the only goose with both Pink legs and Beak.
   Hear the Pink-Footed Goose's Call:-



Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Greylag Goose - www.Slim-bridge.co.uk
Bean Goose - www.Slim-bridge.co.uk
Geese List - www.Slim-bridge.co.uk