Friday, 7 March 2014

Barnacle Goose x Red-breasted Goose

Barnacle Goose x Red-breasted Goose hybrid, Turku (Finland), late April or early May 2017 - copyright Henry Lehto
(photo ID: 3220)


Typically the striking pattern of Red-breasted Goose is lost in this hybrid, but the warm colour of the back of the cheek patch is usually a feature.







Barnacle Goose x Red-breasted Goose hybrid (with Canada and Greylag Geese), Whitlingham Country Park (Norfolk, UK), 1st July 2011 - copyright Dave Appleton
(photo IDs: 0201-0207)


The next photos were not taken far away and are likely to involve the same individual.




Barnacle Goose x Red-breasted Goose hybrid (with Barnacle Geese), Buckenham (Norfolk, UK), 2nd January 2012 - copyright Dave Appleton
(photo IDs: 0208-0211)



Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis

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