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Greylag Goose

(Anser anser)
Alternate name(s): "Greylag"
German name(s): "Graugans"

Size: 75-90 cm; wing span 1.5-1.8 m
Weight: 2.5-4.5 kg

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Greylag Goose at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "anser"

ADULT

Close-up near-lateral view of an adult Greylag Goose (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Fehmarn, Germany, April 2016]

Group of Greylag Geese, possibly non-breeders, on a dike on the Baltic Sea coastline (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Fehmarn, Germany, April 2016]

Greylag Goose in a submerged meadow (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Pair of Greylag Geese with six goslings (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[River Rhine, near Eltville, Germany, May 2015]

Closer look at a Greylag Goose with five goslings (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[River Rhine, near Eltville, Germany, May 2015]

Dorsal view of a pair of Greylag Geese with six goslings (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[River Rhine, near Eltville, Germany, May 2015]

Adult Greylag Goose with a yery young chick in its yellowish-grey first downy plumage (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[River Rhine, near Eltville, Germany, May 2013]

Very young Greylag chick in its yellowish-grey first downy plumage (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[River Rhine, near Eltville, Germany, May 2013]

Food, Diet

Pair of Greylag Geese leading their offspring to pasture; note that the goslings are moulting out of their early downy plumage (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[River Rhine, near Eltville, Germany, May 2013]

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