greylag goose


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Related to greylag goose: Swan Goose, Bean Goose
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Noun1.greylag goose - common grey wild goose of Europegreylag goose - common grey wild goose of Europe; ancestor of many domestic breeds
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
Anser, genus Anser - typical geese
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Another goose species, the greylag goose Anser anser (the northwest European population), also utilises this staging site, with numbers peaking in early and mid-September corresponding to the time of arrival of the pink-footed geese.
Among waterbirds and darters, which were its specialty, it hosted Bar- headed Goose, Greylag Goose, Cotton Pigmy Goose, Black- tailed Godwit, huge flocks of Ruff and Black- necked Stork.
His moody, underexpos ed shot of a greylag goose on the bank of the Thames, set against the Sh ard, is proof that the beauty of nature can be captured anywhere.
His moody, underexposed shot of a greylag goose on the bank of the Thames, set against the Shard, is proof that the beauty of nature can be captured anywhere.
A total of 250 saplings of different species were planted in Garhi Mandu including fruit-bearing trees, which may attract large number of birds, which are visiting every year as passage migrants like Greylag Goose, Northern Pintail, Ruddy Shelduck, Rosy starling, Golden Oriole, and it is expected that over 5 lakh trees will be planted in the year to come.
Biggest increases: Goosander, Greylag Goose and Mandarin Duck.
The history of the breed's development is somewhat obscure, but it is thought that the breed descends from the wild Greylag goose of Europe and Northern Asia.
The etymologically original meaning of goose first surfaced in the 11th century and, without any distinctive addition or context, the word is applied to the common tame goose--Anser domesticus--which is descended from the wild grey or greylag goose.
And occasional rarity such as greylag goose, red-crested pochard while gulls are found along the coast.
Superficially like a greylag goose, "taigas" have bright orange legs and a brown and orange bill.
Each drawing is afforded more space and the drawings are better organised, exemplified by the Greylag Goose illustration now being housed on the same plate as those of the other grey geese.