African Goose - Anser cygnoides x

    Alt Name
    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map