823. Anser brachyrhynchus

823. PINK-FOOTED GOOSE.
ANSER BRACHYRHYNCHUS.
Anser brachyrhynchus, Baill. Mem. Soc. R. d’Abbev. 1833, p. 74 ; Hewitson, ii. p. 386, pl, cviii. fig. 1 ; Gould, B. of Gt. Brit. v. pl. 31 ; Dresser, vi. p. p. 369, pl. 413 ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvii. p. 103 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 418 ; Saunders, p. 403 ; Lilford, vii. p. 63, pl. 23.
Kleine Rietgans, Dutch ; Spetsbergens Sadgas, Swed.
ad. (England). Differs from A. segetum in being smaller, having a shorter bill, and the legs, feet, and central portion of the bill pink. Culmen 1.75, wing 16.0, tail 5.6, tarsus 2.25 inch.
Hab. Spitsbergen, where it breeds, and is also said to breed in North Iceland ; in the autumn and winter south to Britain, France, Germany, and Scandinavia ; of very doubtful occurrence in India ; has also been recorded, in error it would seem, from Japan.
In habits it differs but little from A. ferus, and is generally met with on or near the sea coast. Its nest is placed in some grass-covered place, near a river, or on a cliff, always where the bird can have a good view of the surrounding country. It deposits early in July 4 to 5 eggs, which resemble those of A. ferus but measure only 3.33 by 2.26.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
823. Anser brachyrhynchus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
823
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
590
Common name: 
Pink Footed Goose
M_ID: 
271
M_CN: 
Pink-footed Goose
M_SN: 
Anser brachyrhynchus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10650

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