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Greylag goose

Anser anser


Large, bulky, thick-necked, heavy-billed and large-headed goose. Bill is pinkish-orange or pink. Legs dull pinkish. Wings broad, flight heavy. Plumage rather plain brown-grey without strong contrasts, head and neck typically rather pale.


Breeds in variety of habitats, mainly wetlands, from shallow lakes with reedbeds and freshwater marshes to islets in larger lakes, coasts (even brackish water), heather, rocky slopes.

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England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 25, 2011
Submitted on Oct 27, 2011

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