Swan Goose - Anser cygnoides

    Alt Name
    Chinese Goose

    The escaped domestic Swan Goose usually has a large knob at the base of the bill (the wild form lacks this).

    Identification difficulty

    Lakes and reservoirs.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain. Usually encountered as an escape from domestic stock.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map