Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Emperor Goose x Barnacle Goose

captive Emperor Goose x Barnacle Goose hybrid (proven), Washington (USA), January 2011 - copyright Steve Mlodinow
(photo ID: 1471)


Steve informs us that the above bird is of proven parentage.

captive Emperor Goose x Barnacle Goose hybrid, Skagit County (Washington, USA), December 2009 - copyright Steve Mlodinow
(photo ID: 1532)


I have heard about a number of these hybrids on the Kent/Sussex border for several years so it's good to have a photo of one of them at last.  Fabio tells us that this bird was one of 3 at the site.

Emperor Goose x Barnacle Goose hybrid (with Barnacle Geese), Pett Levels (East Sussex, UK), 9th January 2016 - copyright Fabio Olmos
(photo ID: 2603)



presumed Emperor Goose x Barnacle Goose, Barseb├Ąck (Sweden), 27th September 2009 - copyright Carl Gunnar Gustavsson
(photo IDs: 0958-0959)


presumed Emperor Goose x Barnacle Goose, Harbridge (Hampshire, UK), 26th December 2015 - copyright Olly Frampton
(photo ID: 2174)







captive Emperor Goose x Barnacle Goose hybrids (with Emperor Goose, Barnacle Geese, domestic Swan Goose and Mallards), Karlsruhe Zoo (Germany), 17th January 2009 - copyright Joern Lehmhus
(photo IDs: 0752-0757)



Emperor Goose Anser canagicus or Chen canagica
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis

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