Pink-Footed Goose

Anser brachyrhynchus

Pink-Footed Goose

Pink-Footed Goose

Quick Facts


Scientific name:

Anser brachyrhynchus


Ducks, geese and swans

Conservation status:




60cm to 76cm


135cm to 160cm


2.2kg to 2.7kg

About the Pink-footed Goose

The pink-footed goose is a medium-sized member of the goose family. They are slightly larger than mallards but slightly smaller than a mute swan. They have dark necks and heads and bodies are pinkish-grey. Legs and bills are both pink.

Large numbers of these birds spend the winter here in the UK, but don't actually breed here at all. The birds that come over for the winter are from Greenland, Iceland and Spitsbergen. Due to better protection of winter roosts, numbers of these birds are on the increase in the UK - particularly in Norfolk.

What does a Pink-footed Goose eat?

Their diets consist of potatoes, grass, winter cereal and grain.

Learn more about the Pink-Footed Goose

Other birds in the Ducks, geese and swans family

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