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    This bird is hanging around with 2 Canada Geese. I looks like a Greylag only a lot larger and heavier. The bill however is a lot different, larger and uglier with a prominent forehead part that is absent in the true Greylag. The tip of the bill is black on this bird but pinkish white on the true species. When other Greylags are around it becomes very aggressive and will chase them away. Help with ID much appreciated.
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    Not sure exactly what you got here. I'm not as familiar with Old World geese, but from what I've seen greylags can have white around the bill. That does not explain the black tip and "bulge" to the forehead. Perhaps some hybridization / domestication? Hope someone else can chime in.

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