Taiga Bean Goos Bird Information
Taiga Bean Goose is a large, ‘grey’ goose with a dark neck and dark head. The bird favours damp grassland habitat. This bird has Upperparts brown and closely barred buff. Underparts are buffy with narrowly barred brown on flanks. Orange legs and bill orange with variable black base. Gregarious.
Status: Taiga bean goose is a winter visitor to temperate Europe from Russia and Scandinavia.
Similar Species: It is closely-related to Pink-footed Goose is smaller and prefers estuaries to damp grassland, Pink-footed and Greylag Goose both show obvious pale forewing in flight, lacking in Taiga Bean Goose.
Taiga Bean Goose Bird Facts and Habitat
|Size||71-89 cm (28-35 in)|
|Habitat||freshwater marshes, grassland|
|Behaviour||swims, walks, takes off and lands on water and ground|
|Flight||strong and powerful; direct|
|Upperparts||brown, barred buff|
|Tail||white with a grey terminal band; short and square|
|Belly||buff, barred brown|
|Bill||orange, black base; duck-like|
|Legs||orange; medium length|
Breeding and Nesting
|Nest||lined scrap near water|
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