The Greylag Goose

The Greylag Goose (Anser anser) is the european wild form of our domestic goose. This is an extremely intelligent, social bird which has played an important role in the relation of man and domestic animals. Everybody will remember the wonderful story (hundred per cent true or not) of the sacred geese of the roman temple which warned the sleeping roman soldiers of the approaching barbarian troops.

I have kept domestic geese myself and I have to confirm that they are vigilant, alert animals which make a lot of noise when strangers approach, I have always admired their suicide braveness when defending their offspring from dogs or any other enemy no matter how big and dangerous, they fight to death!

The following image of a flock of wild Greylag Geese in flight was sold recently and I add some other photographies of this admirable bird.

A group of flying Greylag Geese

A couple of Greylag Geese

A Mute Swan attacking a goose

this photo shows a Mute Swan attacking a Greylag Goose

A Greylag Goose in the evening sun

A flock of Greylag Geese taking off

A White Stork chasing a Greylag Goose

White Stork chasing a Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose close-up in flight

Greylag Geese flock in flight

Photo credits: Joan Egert.

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March 12, 2016

Mariayunira

Beautiful!!

March 11, 2016

Wxh6763

the greylag goose is the best kind of geese! very nice!

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