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How big is a Greater White Fronted Goose?


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#1 VRVan

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

Crystal Springs Park, Portland, OR, taken today 2-17-13

This guy looks to me like a Greater White Fronted Goose.

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But check out his size vs a Canada. Is this right?

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Lesser Scaup? I'm thinking Lesser because of the tuft at the back of the head.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

i agree with both of your ID's, nice photos

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

The Canada Goose looks like it may have some domestic in it, but I agree with all other IDs.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

The first photo does show a GWFG, but, the other is not a Canada Goose. It's a Domestic Swan Goose X Canada, that's why it's so big/.

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