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Topic: Greylag Goose x Canada Goose Hybrid ??

Chris,

Can the hybrid between Greylag Goose (Anser anser) and Canada Goose (Branata canadensis) be added to the UKSI and beyond please.  It is a hybrid we come across often in the North West (not sure about the rest of the UK).

Many thanks.

Steve

Steve J. McWilliam
www.rECOrd-LRC.co.uk
www.stevemcwilliam.co.uk/guitar/

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Re: Greylag Goose x Canada Goose Hybrid ??

Oh yes! Playfully known locally as 'Canalags'!!

Biological Records Officer
Rotherham MBC
Biological Records Centre

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Re: Greylag Goose x Canada Goose Hybrid ??

No problem - TVK=NHMSYS0021235678  :)

Chris Raper, Manager of the UK Species Inventory, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.  (tel: 020 7942 5894)
also Tachinid Recording Scheme (http://tachinidae.org.uk/)

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Re: Greylag Goose x Canada Goose Hybrid ??

Chris,

I have tried looking for this entry on the UKSI at (http://nbn-sd-dev.nhm.ac.uk/taxonbrowser.php) and can find nothing at all.

Can you tell me what name I would need to type on this page (above) to find the entry for this Hybrid Goose (Greylag x Canada Goose (Anser anser x  Branta canadensis) ??

Also, is there an entry for the MallardxMuscovy Duck cross (Anas platyrhynchos x Cairina moschata) and an entry for the Genus cross Branta x Anser ??

Many thanks for your help and any clarification you can provide.

Steve

Steve J. McWilliam
www.rECOrd-LRC.co.uk
www.stevemcwilliam.co.uk/guitar/

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Re: Greylag Goose x Canada Goose Hybrid ??

I have found Greylag x Canada Goose hybrid (A. anser x B. canadensis)

[Steve if I search "Anser anser" in that box it is listed as the last entry on the page, and it's in 'A Master Checklist' on my copy of Recorder]

However I am struggling to find entries for the other hybrids recieved from the bird group. Can anyone tell me if they exist (and I'm just looking in the wrong place) or if they don't exist (and what I can do about it)? I'm new to Recorder and still finding my way around.
Black Swan x Mute Swan (Cygnus atratus x C. olor)
Barnacle x Canada Goose hybrid (Branta canadensis x B. leucopsis)
LBBG x Herring Gull hybrid (Larus fuscus x L. argentatus)
Gadwall x Mallard hybrid (Mareca/Anas strepera x Anas platyrhynchos)

Many thanks,
Nicole

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Re: Greylag Goose x Canada Goose Hybrid ??

Thanks Nicole - appreciated.  Found it now, thanks to your help, in both the UKSI and in iRecord.

You are correct though - I cannot find any of the other Hybrids you list either  !

Cheers,
Steve

Steve J. McWilliam
www.rECOrd-LRC.co.uk
www.stevemcwilliam.co.uk/guitar/

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Re: Greylag Goose x Canada Goose Hybrid ??

Nicole - I'll raise those hybrids with Andy Musgrove of the BTO. I always go with his ruling on anything birdy as the BTO are ultimately the final destination for most bird data :)

Chris Raper, Manager of the UK Species Inventory, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.  (tel: 020 7942 5894)
also Tachinid Recording Scheme (http://tachinidae.org.uk/)

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Re: Greylag Goose x Canada Goose Hybrid ??

OK, those have all been done now :)

Chris Raper, Manager of the UK Species Inventory, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.  (tel: 020 7942 5894)
also Tachinid Recording Scheme (http://tachinidae.org.uk/)

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Re: Greylag Goose x Canada Goose Hybrid ??

Thanks Chris - appreciated.

Steve J. McWilliam
www.rECOrd-LRC.co.uk
www.stevemcwilliam.co.uk/guitar/