Occurrence of 'Russian' Bean Geese in Lancashire/Merseyside The small flocks of Bean Geese Anser fabalis which winter in Britain consist of individuals of the long-billed nominate race A. f. fabalis, known as the 'Western' Bean Goose (Ogilvie 1978). Stragglers appearing in very small numbers with flocks of other goose species, in England principally White-fronted A. albifrons, include short-billed indi...

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