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Greylag Goose

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The greylag goose is a bird in the waterfowl family Anatidae. It has mottled and barred grey and white plumage and an orange beak and legs. It's a large bird measuring between 74-91 cm in length and has an average weight of 3.3 kg.


Widespread. Paleartic distribution. Found on moors with scattered lochs, in marshes, fens and peat-bogs, lakes and on little islands some way out to sea. Agricultural land and urban parks.


Domesticated at least as early as 1360 BC.

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InêsVeloso 8 years ago

Thanks amadeus.4 :)

armadeus.4 8 years ago

Love the pose! This critter does not look impressed :D Thank you for sharing :)

InêsVeloso 8 years ago

Thanks! It's an excellent place to see and photograph birds :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Nice! I have been in this park last year and w many a very pretty place :-)

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Aldoar, Foz do Douro e Nevogilde, Norte, Portugal

Spotted on May 20, 2015
Submitted on Jan 4, 2016

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