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Gallery - Geese-Grey (Anser)

[Video clip about Grey Geese]Grey Geese (Anser)

Plumage grey-brown, except Snow goose, under tail coverts white. In winter on farmland, marshes and Estuaries.

Look at this BTO video for some great information on these birds.

[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Greylag Goose][greylagoo3]Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

The greylag Goose has been classified as a Amber list species-medium conservation concern.

The Greylag is the ancestor of many domesticated geese. it breeds in northan wetlands from artic tundra to reed beds and migrates south during the winter. it feeds on plant material and the nest is made up of locally gathered vegitation.

[RSPB red conservation status][More information about Bean Goose (Taiga race)][nopic1]Bean Goose (Taiga race) (Anser fabalis)

In its northern breeding grounds this goose is unique in that some birds nest in dense coniferous or birch forests. for many parts of Europe this is a winter migrant and small flocks visit fields, river valleys and sometimes coastal marshes. It grazes on grasses,seeds,roots and even berries. Family parties stay together for most of the winter.

[RSPB amber conservation status][beangoose7]Bean Goose ( Tundra Race) (Anser rossicus)

Bill shorter, thicker than fabalis, longer than Pink-footed Goose, Black and narrow orange band, shorter neck than fabalis.

[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Pink-footed Goose][pinkfootedgoose11]Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

The Pink-footed Goose is a Amber list bird-Medium conservation concern.

This goose breeds on the ground in remote parts of Iceland,Greenland and Spitsbergen. Large flocks winter together in Britain and other countries bordering the north sea.

[RSPB red conservation status][More information about White-fronted Goose][wfg1]White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)

The White-fronted Goose is classed as a Amber List species-Medium Conservation Concern.

In winter this is the most numumerous goose in Europe. It breeds on the Artic tundra and migrates in the Autumn. Feeds on leaves, roots and seeds.

[More information about Bar-headed Goose][bhgoose1]Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

The Bar-headed Goose is a goose which breeds in Central Asia in colonies of thousands near mountain lakes. It lays 3-8 eggs in a ground nest.In the Uk there are a few escapees but mainly found in collections.

[snowgoose2]Snow Goose (Anser (chen ) caerulescens)

Very rare migrant from N America, But sadly Released/escaped birds widespread

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