Pink-footed Goose Bird Information
Pink-footed Goose is a Small ‘grey’ goose. The bird is a highly localized winter visitor to Scotland and northern Britain. Pink-footed goose has a small dark head and a small pink bill with a variable dark base and pink legs. With upperparts greyish brown, closely barred buffy white. This bird Shows bold grey forewing in flight.
Status: Pink-footed goose is a numerous winter visitor from Iceland and Greenland forming enormous roosting flocks at traditional sites, mainly Scotland and Lancashire. Elsewhere rather a scarce visitor after hard weather.
Similar Species: This beautiful pink-footed goose has a dark head and neck separate from all other ‘grey’ geese except for Taiga Bean Goose, which lacks grey forewing and has a larger head and thicker neck.
Pink-footed Goose Facts and Habitat
|Size||61-76 cm (24-30 in)|
|Habitat||freshwater, estuaries, grassland|
|Behavior||swims, walks, takes off and lands on water and ground|
|Flocking||1 – many thousands|
|Flight||strong and powerful, direct|
|Voice||high vocal; high-pitched unk-unk and wink-wink-wink|
Pink-footed Goose Bird Identification
|Upperparts||grey-brown with barred buff|
|Tail||white with a dark terminal band; short and square|
|Belly||buff, barred brown|
|Bill||pink, dark based; small and duck-like|
|Legs||pink; medium length|
Breeding and Nesting
|Food||grass, grain, potatoes|