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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Greylag Goose - Graugans

The GreyLag Goose (Graugans) is a fun bird to observe due to its boisterously verbal and animated social behavior. The most distinct feature of these birds in my opinion is their rivuletted neck feathers. These photos were taken in the heart of Munich in the English Garden. Click on the images below for higher resolution versions.

A regal pair.



"Rivuletted" neck feathers

Incoming with landing gear deployed!

Touchdown.

Bath time.

Rinsing off.

Drying off.

"Hey, you're entering my territory!"

"I warned you!"

Gosling


See also: Eurasian Coot - Blässhuhn


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2 comments:

noirs said...

I like the birds. :)

viv said...

these are really nice photos! thanks for sharing!