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Aleutian Cackling Goose

Branta canadensis leucopareia

Description:

Single bird in the flock of tundra swans. They are pretty rare, no only in Japan i think - this one was staying in the same place for about a week, then moved somewhere.

Notes:

formerly known as the Aleutian Canada Goose

1 Species ID Suggestions

Whooper Swan
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan


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5 Comments

To Emma:
Thanks! I didn't know about this mission :-)

To Birding For Fun:
There were three swans species, hope I'm not messing up english names: Bewick's Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii) - this one is pretty popular in winter in Japan, Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbines columbines) which is pretty rare and only few birds like 3 or 4 can be found with tens of the Bewick's, and as you said - Whooper Swans.
Also, there was a pretty number of pintails.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

great catch

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Hello,
Please add to mission.
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Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 8 years ago

It looks like there are several Whooper swans as well. Nice spot of different species.

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

nice!

印西市, Japan

Spotted on Dec 29, 2011
Submitted on Feb 17, 2012

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