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Greylag goose

Anser anser

Description:

The greylag goose (also spelled graylag in the United States), Anser anser, is a bird with a wide range in the Old World. It is the type species of the genus Anser. It was in pre-Linnean times known as the wild goose ("Anser ferus"). This species is the ancestor of domesticated geese in Europe and North America. Flocks of feral birds derived from domesticated birds are widespread. The greylag goose is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. Within science, the greylag goose is most notable as being the bird with which the ethologist Konrad Lorenz first did his major studying into the behavioural phenomenon of imprinting.

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago
Greylag Goose
Anser anser Greylag goose


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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 24, 2014
Submitted on Jan 2, 2015

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