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Greylag Goose

Anser anser

Description:

Geese

2 Species ID Suggestions

Domestic Goose
Anser anser domesticus Confusing Domestic Geese
Greylag Goose
Anser anser Greylag Goose


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3 Comments

ckclvn
ckclvn 6 years ago

Thank you both.

I am of the opinion that all four are of the domestic variety, which were bred mainly from Greylags up to a thousand years ago with some hybridisation thrown into the mix. A lot of domestics still look like Greylags but only DNA testing is likely to prove one way or the other in mixed flocks such as this. A good rule of thumb is that Greylags generally migrate but domestics do not.

Samuel Hartman
Samuel Hartman 6 years ago

Well that suggestion is for the the one sitting down in the first image.

ckclvn
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ckclvn

Pearland, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 21, 2013
Submitted on Sep 21, 2013

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