Anser anser

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Related to Anser anser: greylag goose
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Noun1.Anser anser - common grey wild goose of EuropeAnser anser - 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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Adjustments to nitrogen metabolism during wing moult in Greylag Geese, Anser anser.
Originally a wild game bird, anser anser, the greylag goose is the ancestor of our domesticated farm birds.
Bird species testing positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1, Sweden and Denmark, 2006 * Avian order and species Scientific name Podicepidiformes (great crested grebe) Podiceps cristatus Anseriformes Mute swan Cygnus olor Whooper swan Cygnus cygnus Greylag goose Anser anser Goose spp Anser spp.