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Subfamily Anserinae
Tribe Anserini

The Geese. Park St. James, London, England. 2006.
The Geese
in St. James Park, London
England, United Kingdom, 2006.

The geese group is made up of sixteen members or species. And then there is the Cape Barren Goose from Australia, which we include here but some authors place in a group by itself.

The geese, with the Swans to which they are closely related, are among the heaviest birds of flight. Still, some of the species in this group are migratory, flying long journeys with the changes of seasons.

Besides the external looks, the geese behave differently than the swans. One of the most noticeable differences is that the geese are more terrestrial, with legs well adapted for walking. Also their main diet is made up of grass and grains which they obtain in the fields.

The Geese (Tribe Anserini)

Bar-headed Goose
Barnacle Goose
Bean Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Cape Barren Goose
Emperor Goose
Graylag Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose
Hawaiian Goose
Lesser White-fronted Goose
Pink-footed Goose
Red-breasted Goose
Ross's Goose
Snow Goose
Swan Goose

Hawaiian Goose in the Geese.
Hawaiian Goose in the Geese

More information on the Geese:
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