Pink-footed Goose

Name: Pink-footed Goose

Scientific name: Anser brachyrhynchus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: Pink-footed Goose is one of our smaller geese, with a relatively short neck, rounded head and short bill. A common winter visitor, numbers of Pink-footed Geese are at an all time high thanks to conservation work both here and on the breeding grounds. A la

How to identify: A small goose, with a short bill and pink legs.

Where: Only found here in the winter. Birds that nest in Greenland and Iceland spend the winter in Scotland, north west England and East Anglia.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 30
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 90

Fantastic fact: Almost 300,000 Pink-footed Geese spend the winter in Britain, 90% of the world's population!

Photograph credit: Dave Appleton

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