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Pink-footed Goose - Kortnebbgås - Anser brachyrhynchus
Spetsbergsgås - Kortnæbbet Gås - Lyhytnokkahanhi - Kurzschnabelgans

Pink-footed Goose are largely an infrequent spring migrant in Øygarden but can also turn up at other times of year. Occasionally seen migrating either on their own or with other geese past Skogsøy or turning up in fields at places like Breivik or Tjeldstø.

This is in stark contrast to the hundreds, or even thousands that can be seen during the winter back home in Northumberland.

Pinkfoot, Tjeldstø, July 2018
Above and below: Pinkfoot at Tjeldstø, July 2018
This species occasionally oversummers at Tjeldstø - perhaps birds that are not quite adult?

Pinkfoot, Tjeldstø, July 2018

Pinkfoot - kortnebbgås
Pitcure taken at Herdlevær, Øygarden, 19 May 2009 (DSLR and 400mm telephoto lens - hand held)

Links to other geese pages:
Bean Goose Greylag Goose Barnacle Goose Brent Goose Greater White-fronted Goose

Pinkfoot - kortnebbgås
Herdlevær, Øygarden, 19 May 2009 (DSLR and 400mm telephoto lens - hand held)

Pinkfoot, Heggeriset, Engerdal, Norway, June 2017
Pinkfoot are a regular migrant earlier in the spring in Engerdal but unusual in June.

Pinkfeet, Hamar, October 2020
Pinkfeet, Hamar, Norway, October 2020
Pinkfeet occur in larger numbers during spring and autumn in the east of Norway than in the west

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