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Author: Peregrine_2P    Time: 19/11/2016 22:48     Subject: Greylag Geese

Mai Po
19th November 2016
Rare in Hong Kong.
Only FOUR winter records between 6 November and 22 March, the last being in 1997, one summer record 20 to 21 July 2012, one winter record on 21 December 2014 (Hong Kong Bird Report 2014, p34)

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Author: ajohn    Time: 20/11/2016 12:45

This is a juvenile Greater White-fronted Goose that has been in the Deep Bay area for a few weeks with two adults (probably its parents).
They look quite similar to Greylag Goose, but with orange legs, a slightly smaller bill, and browner plumage. The juveniles do not have the white foreheads of the adults.

Greater White-fronted is also a rare species in Hong Kong. You're lucky to get a good view for photos - when I have seen this family recent they have been very distant!
Author: Peregrine_2P    Time: 20/11/2016 18:00

Thank you, ajohn. You are amazing!
Author: sdavid    Time: 21/11/2016 15:57

I concur!!!

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