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Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

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Length (cm):
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75-90
Wingspan (cm):
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147-180
Weight (gram):
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2100-4300
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Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

Description of main identification features in chosen species' appearance.  Some bird anatomy terms are used, and it may be useful to study the photos above to learn them. All text written by Audun Eriksen.

Sound:

Description of song and calls, and what to listen for in the audio files, and when learning the species. Some music terminology is used. Timbre: tone colour or tone quality. Ritardando: Tempo slowing down gradually. Register break: abrupt change in pitch due to sudden jump in resonating length of throat (typically in long-necked birds).

Distribution:

Link to distribution map at birdguides

Ecology:

Link to webpage describing ecology and population of the species.

Links:

A collection of hyperlinks for each species can be found here. You can easily see latest observations, additional photos/sounds and watch videos of the species without having to search for the species name.

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Appearance:

Large, pale grey goose with bulky body and thick neck. Bill pink to orange (carrot-like), without any dark markings. Almost giving the impression of being "false". Uniform colour of body. Light grey forewing stands out in flight. Pink legs.

Sound:

Various cackling and honking sounds "gaiiiaia-ga-ga". Typically the first syllable is accented, and given with a register break into higher pitch (at 0:18 in recording).

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

CC

CC-sound:brickegickel, Licence,Link.

Similar species (image):
Likely confusion species, appearance
Similar species (sound):
Likely confusion species, calls
Silhouette Group:
Approximate shape of bird
Duck-like
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Several different images of the species

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Several different sounds of the species

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