African Goose - Anser cygnoides x

Alternative names
Swan Goose cross, Chinese Goose cross

Domesticated crosses from the wild Swan Goose of East Asia. The African Goose is stockier and has a dewlap compared to the similar Chinese Goose. It is generally flightless so birds encountered in the wild are individuals released from captivity.

Identification difficulty

Lakes and reservoirs.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain encountered as an escape from domestic stock.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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