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Greylag Goose
( Anser anser )

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The Graylag goose is a large bird, that is spread world-wide. It is the ancestor of domesticated geese in Europe and in North America. It can be found in North America then all over Europe and eastwards it extends across Asia to China. It inhabits different places, that are close to lakes, slow-flowing rivers etc.

Anser anser is 74-84 cm long (29-33 inches) with a wing span of about 150-168 cm (59-66 inches). Its weight ranges from 2.3 to 5.5 kg (5-12 lbs. The body plumage coloration is greyish with white colored stripes on the wing edges. The throat, belly and basically the entire frontal area are pale. The legs are pink. The head is rather large with a triangular bill, that is orange. The plumage coloration varies from the region the goose comes from.

The graylag goose is a migratory animal and during winter they move south and west. They have similar loud call just like other geese. They feed on tubers, grass, aquatic weeds and crops.

Greylag Goose ( Anser anser )




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