What Goose is That?

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Subject: What Goose is That?
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:59:01 +0000

Thanks to Shorty and to Jack for the information that ebird lists them as Greylag Goose Anser anser.

I must admit that I have long since lost the ability to integrate the various lists but I note in this context that the Birdlife Working list includes the Canada Goose with the status of 'vagrant (from NZ introduction) but does not list the Greylag."">

Further, I note that the 'Feral Goose' Anser anser domesticus is listed for King Island.

For a while on our farm in West Gippsland we had a dozen or so 'feral domestic geese' living free. They nested but the foxes always got all the progeny and (illegal) hunters eventually shot the adults.



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