Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis

Barnacle goose
Barnacle Goose
The Barnacle goose is one of the several "branta" ("burnt") species, along with Brent (from "brant"), Canada and others.
The Barnacle breeds in the Arctic and winters in Northern Europe including the UK.
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This hybrid Canada x Barnacle goose was among a flock of Barnacle geese in a park - first in the pecking order for food in view of its relative size to its companions.
Joern Lehmhus advises that this is a hybrid Barnacle x Emperor goose (together with a Canada) and says that the Emperor and Barnacle "take to each other quite easily".