Monday, 10 December 2007

Lesser Canada Goose, Mersehead RSPB, 25th November

Photographed by Tristan Reid, this Lesser Canada Goose appears to be a best fit for Taverner's Canada Goose (Lesser Canada Goose of race taverneri), but with identification criteria and taxonomy changing at such a rapid pace, it could be interesting to see how we label birds like this in ten years time.

Remember that although the BOURC have split Canada Geese into the seperate species Lesser and Greater, and the BBRC acknowledge that wild vagrant Canada Geese occur in Britain, neither committee has so far accepted any records of Lesser Canada Geese!

More of Tristan's images can be found on his website: