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Birds by name
Conservation status: Amber
A medium-sized, sociable goose, with black head, neck and breast with creamy-white face, which contrasts with the white belly, blue-grey barred back and black tail. It flies in packs and long lines, with a noisy chorus of barking or yapping sounds.
Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Largest numbers on the Solway Firth (England and Scotland) and on Islay, Scotland.
October until March.
Leaves, stems, roots and seeds.
* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.
Please note that the map is only intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
Willem-Pier Vellinga, Xeno-canto