Lesser White-fronted Goose x Barnacle Goose Anser erythropus x Branta leucopsis

The identification of this tiny hybrid is uncertain, but there seem to be two clear contenders: Lesser White-fronted Goose x Barnacle Goose or Lesser White-fronted Goose x Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii. I favour the former as the most likely solution - the bird differed from White-front x Barnacle hybrids mainly in having a shorter, stubbier bill and in its very tiny size.

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probable Lesser White-fronted Goose x Barnacle Goose hybrid, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th October 2007