Bonanza Bird #10: Pink-footed Goose

Birdorable Pink-footed Goose

Today’s bird, and the 10th species in the Birdorable Bonanza, is the Pink-footed Goose!

Pink Footed Goose
Pink Footed Goose by Hilary Chambers

The Pink-footed Goose is a migratory species of goose that breeds in parts of Greenland, Iceland, and Norway. The species population has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, mainly due to extra hunting restrictions in their winter range. The Pink-footed Goose featured prominently in the recent birder movie The Big Year. Two of the main characters missed out on seeing the rare vagrant to the United States early in the film (and early in the big birding year). The bird appears again later in the movie as well.

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Tomorrow's bird is a quail that can be found in eastern United States and is named after its characteristic whistling call. Can you guess what it will be?

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Elinor (Ashira) on November 27, 2011 at 3:05 PM wrote:
Cute! : D I think tomorrow's bird will be the Northern Bobwhite.
Norm (Carol Tresadern) on December 27, 2011 at 5:31 PM wrote:
I love that despite being cartoonified the birdorables are still distinctly recognisable. I saw my first Pink Footed Geese this year too :o) (But you gave away the end of the film!)
Birdorable on December 28, 2011 at 10:10 AM wrote:
Good grief Norm, you're right! I've changed the text of the post to remove the spoiler for The Big Year.

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