Saturday, 13 April 2013

8. Pink-footed goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

Here's a picture to illustrate why identifying your goose by its leg colour is easier said than done. Other distinguishing features of pink-footed goose against bean goose are apparently that its flanks are darker than its back, and that its tail has a broad white tip where the bean goose's is narrow - neither of which can be seen well in this photo! It all shows that there's no substitute for careful observation in the field!

Pink-footed goose, ©Ian-S, via Flickr Creative Commons.

Pink-footed goose sketch.
Tried to do this one fairly quickly and I don't think it's come out too badly, although maybe the neck is a bit could easily be a bean goose. Ha.

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