Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Greylag Goose (Anser anser) - HBW 1, p. 582

French: Oie cendrée German: Graugans Spanish: Ansar Común
Other common names: Grey Goose; Western Greylag Goose (anser); Eastern Greylag Goose (rubrirostris)

Taxonomy: Anas Anser Linnaeus, 1758, Europe and northern North America.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • anser (Linnaeus, 1758) - Iceland, N and C Europe.
  • rubrirostris Swinhoe, 1871 - Turkey and USSR to NE China.