|The Greylag Goose is found in the Swan Lake Zone, Slimbridge|
|From Iceland, North Scotland, Scandinavia to Russia. Also across the Ural Mountains to Manchuria.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|Icelandic birds Winter in the British Isles, Others winter in the Netherlands, France, Spain, North Africa, East Mediterranean, N.W. India, Burma and South China.|
750mm to 900mm (30" to 35")
Appearance - Drake
The Greylag Goose has a Grey/Brown head, neck and plumage with pale fringes on the feathers. Underparts are Light/Grey with a White belly. It has Pink legs and feet with an Orange or Pink bill.
Appearance - Duck
Both sexes are alike.
Wetlands, Marshes, and Lakes in Iceland, Scotland, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South China, and North India.
Grasses, Marsh Plant Roots and Rhizomes, Root Crops such as Turnips, Swedes, Potatoes and Carrots. Also feed on Grain and small Aquatic Animals.
Early May in Iceland, Late April in Scotland and earlier in mid-Europe.
Quantity: 4 to 6.
Average Size: 85mm x 58mm.
Colour: Creamy White.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl G - L|
|Gadwall (Anas Strepera)|
|Garganey (Anas Querquedula)|
|Goldeneye (Bucephala Clangula)|
|Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)|
|Greater Scaup (Aythya Marila)|
|Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)|
|Grey-crowned Crane (Balearica Regulorum)|
|Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)|
|Hardhead (Aythya Australis)|
|Hawaiian Goose (Nene) (Branta Sandvicensis)|
|Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes Cucullatus)|
|James's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus Jamesi)|
|Laysan Duck (Anas Laysanensis)|
|Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Minor)|
|Lesser Scaup (Aythya Affinis)|
|Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The Greylag goose is the largest of the 'grey' geese and is the last goose to migrate South, 'lagging' behind the others, which led to its name.
They achieve adulthood in the second winter and are the most southerly breeding of the 'grey' geese.
The Greylag goose is the only goose that is indigenous to the British Isles.
The Greylag goose is the ancestor of the domestic goose.
|Hear the Greylag Goose's Call:-|