Kingdom : Animalia
                           Class : Aves
                        Family : Anatidae
         Scientific Name : Branta

                       Size(L) : 60cm - 120cm 
                                       (23.6in - 50in)
                       Weight : 1.5kg - 8kg 
                                       (3.3lbs - 17lbs)
                Wing Span : 83cm - 170cm 
                                       (32.7in - 68in)
                 Top Speed : 90km/h (55mph)
                  Life Span : 12 - 26 years

                      Colour : Grey, Brown,
                                        Black, White
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Long neck and noisy 
                                     communication calls
  1. Geese are medium-large sized birds found in Europe, Asia and North America.
  2. There are around 29 species of geese found in the world.
  3. The male goose is referred to as a gander and the offspring is called a gosling.
  4. Their group on ground is called a gaggle.
  5. Whereas a formation of geese while flying is called a wedge or skein.
  6. They grow to be around 60-120cm in length and their wingspan is almost 1.5 times their size.
  7. They have very strong wings and they are known to migrate very long distances to warmer climates.
  8. They are strong and hardy birds which live to be around more than 20-30 years old.
  9. They mate in north during the summers and migrate to warmer south during winters with their baby.
  10. Interestingly, the mates bond for life and mate with the same mate through their lives.
  11. Geese are omnivores feeding on insects, small fish ad plankton in water.
  12. Their webbed feet also help them adapt to and spend a lot of time in water.
  13. Their natural predators are foxes, wild dogs, racoons and birds mainly targeting the eggs and vulnerable young ones.
  14. Due to their strength and size the geese are not easy to hunt.
  15. They are known to attack and intimidate, if threatened, by hissing and flapping their strong wings.

 

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