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
Four birds swimming Locality Llobregat Delta, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp anser)
Josep del Hoyo 15 November 2003 6 years ago 25 sec 2.7
Adult swimming & calling Locality Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp anser)
Joe Angseesing 9 November 2007 4 years ago 8 sec 2.5
A group of birds foraging in a field Locality Ooypolder, Gelderland Province, Netherlands (ssp anser)
Peter Waanders 18 May 2005 5 years ago 23 sec 2.3
Stay away from me (a domestic bird defending its territory). Locality Sudan
Mohamed Ismael 17 weeks ago 9 sec 2.2
Pair displaying, then briefly preening Locality Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp anser)
Joe Angseesing 3 February 2006 4 years ago 14 sec 2
Birds feeding from the ground Locality Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp anser)
Joe Angseesing 9 November 2007 4 years ago 30 sec 2
PhotosSee all 85 photos
in a lake into the city park
Locality Legnano, Lombardy Region, Italy (ssp anser)
Cristiano Crolle 17 June 2011 1 year ago 3.4
A bird walking.
Locality Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp anser)
Josep del Hoyo 17 August 1982 1 year ago 3.4
Bird on the grass near Round Pond.
Locality Kensington Gardens, London, England, Great Britain
Antonio Silveira 16 September 2012 34 weeks ago 3.3
Bird near the lake. Is a common species in this place.
Locality Regent's Park, London, England, Great Britain
Antonio Silveira 13 September 2012 35 weeks ago 3.3
Distance sighting record photo
Locality Abu Nakhla Ponds, Doha, Qatar (ssp rubrirostris)
John A Thompson 9 January 2009 2 years ago 3.3
Greylag Goose taking off
Locality England, Great Britain (ssp anser)
Haynesey 16 March 2009 3 years ago 3.3