Compare Pink-footed Goose, Bean Goose and Greylag Goose

These three grey geese have a similar plumage and i have outlined the differences below.

As can be seen on the right of this page, the Pink-footed Goose has a short bright pink beak with a black tip and base. Its legs and feet are also pink. Boths sexes are alike.

The Bean Goose has an orange-yellow beak with black at the base and the tip. The legs and feet are bright orange. Boths sexes are alike.

The larger Greylag Goose has a large orange or pink beak and the legs & feet are a pinkish colour. Boths sexes are alike.

Grey Geese belong to the Anser genus and include about seven species including the Bar-headed Goose, Bean Goose, Greylag Goose, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Swan Goose, and the White-fronted Goose.

The Grey Geese (Anser) all have pink or orange legs, the neck, body, and wings are grey or white, with blackish primary feathers, several species have white on their heads, and they all have white under and upper tail coverts.

Links:

Pink-footed Goose page

Bean Goose page

Greylag Goose page

Grey Geese (Anser) page

All species of Goose page



Pink-footed Goose and Bean Goose identification:

Pink-footed Goose & Bean Goose
The Pink-footed Goose (Anser Brachyrhyncus) has a short bright pink beak with a black tip and base. Its legs and feet are also pink. The Bean Goose (Anser Fabalis) has an orange-yellow beak with black at the base and the tip. The legs and feet are bright orange.

Greylag Goose identification:

Greylag Goose
The larger Greylag Goose (Anser Anser) has a large orange or pink beak and the legs & feet are a pinkish colour.