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Domestic goose

Anser anser domesticus

Habitat:

Animal park



1 species ID suggestions

Domestic goose
Anser anser domesticus Domestic goose

4 Comments

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

Ok great, thanks for your help with the ID!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

I think they are all breeds of Anser anser, so I would keep them in the same spotting. Conventional taxonomy doesn't quite capture all the diversity introduced by animal husbandry... as far as species is concerned these are all considered the same.

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

Thanks Daniele, I thought that the first photo was the Emden goose but wasnt sure. Should I separate these into different spottings then? What do you think is in photo 4?

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Hi staccyh! These look like various domestic geese descendant of the Greylag (Anser anser). The Emden goose in white, maybe a Roman tufted goose in the second pic.

Free State, South Africa

Lat: -28.27, Long: 29.13

Spotted on Jul 29, 2010
Submitted on Dec 4, 2013

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