Greylag Goose (Anser anser) - HBW 1, p. 582
French: Oie cendrée
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 54 videos
three birds feeding along lake shore Locality Tundi Wetland, Bajana, Surendranagar District, Gujarat, India (ssp rubrirostris)
Martin Kennewell 8 December 2009 3 years ago 21 sec 3
a pair swimming Locality Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve, Flevoland Province, Netherlands (ssp anser)
Wout van den Brink 17 October 2003 3 years ago 12 sec 3
Individual bathing Locality Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp anser)
Joe Angseesing 24 October 2008 3 years ago 28 sec 3
A bird preening Locality Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp anser)
Josep del Hoyo 22 October 2005 7 years ago 35 sec 2.9
A bird walking and standing Locality Blackbrook Zoological Park, Winkhill, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain (ssp rubrirostris)
Josep del Hoyo 19 August 2007 5 years ago 32 sec 2.8
A group of feral birds swimming and drinking on a lagoon. Locality Waimanu Lagoons, Waikanae, North Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 9 February 2013 5 weeks ago 24 sec 2.8
PhotosSee all 85 photos
Locality Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp anser)
raniero massoli-novelli 1 October 2001 2 years ago 3.5
One of 10 regular greylags at Lake Agia
Locality Crete Region, Greece (ssp anser)
Brendan Marnell 27 September 2010 2 years ago 3.5
Birds (4)on the Round Pond.
Locality Kensington Gardens, London, England, Great Britain
Antonio Silveira 16 September 2012 34 weeks ago 3.4
A bird on the ground looking alert.
Locality Waimanu Lagoons, Waikanae, North Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 9 February 2013 5 weeks ago 3.4
Taken at Kingsmill reservoir, Mansfield
Locality Nottinghamshire, England, Great Britain (ssp anser)
nottsexminer 2 April 2010 2 years ago 3.4
Group attack by domestic birds.
Locality Gilan Province, Iran
GHOST 1 April 2012 44 weeks ago 3.4