Bean Goose

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Bean Goose

 

(Anser fabalis), a bird of the order Anseriformes. It weighs up to4Wkg. The coloring of the back is brownish, while the underside is whitish-gray. The beak is black with a pink or yellow band. The feet are pink or yellow. The bean goose is found in eastern Greenland and in northern Europe and Asia. It inhabits the tundra, forest-tundra, and the shores of bodies of water in the taiga. It winters on the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Black Sea coasts of Europe and in Middle and Southeast Asia. In the north the bean goose was of great commercial importance, but its numbers have sharply decreased.

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Parenchymal tissues were collected for histopathologic analysis from 8 Baikal teals, 2 bean geese, and 1 whooper swan showing gross lesions and 3 bean geese and 2 mallard ducks not showing gross lesions.
Although no lesions were visible in the organs of 9 bean geese found near Donglim Reservoir, H5N8 virus was identified in the trachea and kidney of all 9.
In 2 of 3 bean geese examined, major histopathologic lesions were found in the same organs as in the Baikal teals.
The distribution of the lesions and the antigenic staining patterns were similar to those observed for bean geese.
Infection with H5N8 virus was found in all 148 Baikal teals, 2 bean geese, and 1 whooper swan.
In addition, in 9 bean geese (all found in the same location at the same time), no evidence of lesions was found; however, the H5N8 virus was identified in the trachea and kidneys.
Meanwhile, the weather may have something to do with the fact that Bean Geese, exotic visitors from Sweden, are doing an Ulrika and settling in huge numbers in the UK.
Mike was honest as ever -``I haven't read up on Bean Geese,how similar to Pink Feet can they be?
OK, they looklike Pink Footed Geese to me,but on the water we can't see the legs,at that point one bird waddled out of the water and showed off pink legs and feet,oh dear,no Bean Geese here.