Category Archive: Anseriformes

May 05 2013

Bird stories, Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Indians dwelling along the southwestern shore of Hudson Bay say that a small bird, one of the Fringillidae, performs its northward migration in spring on the back of the Canada goose. These geese reach Hudson Bay about the last of April, and the Indians state that when they are fired at little birds are seen …

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May 03 2013

Identification the Eurasian white Swans

Plate from RSPB site.

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May 03 2013

Bird stories, Black Swan (Cygnus arta)

On January 6, 1697, the famous Dutch navigator Willem de Vlaming, visiting the southwestern coast of Australia, sent two boats ashore to explore the present harbor of Perth. “There their crews first saw two and then more black swans, of which they caught four, taking two of them alive to Batavia; and Valentyne, who several …

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May 02 2013

Bird stories, Bean Goose (Anser fabalis)

Gabriel hounds in Scandinavia are the bean geese calling to one another in their nocturnal journeys having a singular resemblance to the yelping of beagles. The story is that Gabriel, obliged to follow this airborne pack, is said to be human-headed, high in the dark air, as a punishment for having once hunted on Sunday. …

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May 02 2013

Bird stories, the Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

So called from the old legend which declared this bird to be produced from trees, resembling willows, which grew in the Orkney Isles ; it being also believed that each end of the branch produced small round balls, which, when ripe, dropped into the sea, and then appeared as a perfect goose. There is a …

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Dec 31 2011

Male achromatic wing colouration is related to body condition and female reproductive investment in a dichromatic species, the upland goose

Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta) Science Article 1 abstract In many bird species, achromatic plumage patch size can serve as a male status signal, but the use of variations in the achromatic colours themselves as a quality signal has only recently come into focus. In our study, we sought to determine whether achromatic plumage reflects individual …

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Dec 31 2011

Lesser White-fronted Goose expedition to Eastern Syria, February 2007

Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) Science Article 3 abstract The expedition was carried out on 9-11 February 2007, as planned in earlier correspondence with the team working on the protection of Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus as well as Syrian and regional ornithologists. Participants included Anssi Kullberg currently working for the Finnish Embassy in Damascus …

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Dec 31 2011

Exploitation of a new staging area in the Dutch Wadden Sea by Greylag Geese Anser anser: The importance of food-plant dynamics.

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Greylag Goose (Anser anser) Science Article 8 abstract The colonisation by Greylag Geese Anser anser of a new autumn migration staging area was studied on the island of Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands. Over 500 Greylag Geese first visited the island in 1991. During subsequent years, peak numbers rose to 700-900 birds. The geese most likely originated …

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Dec 31 2011

Wintering Greylag Geese Anser anser in North-Africa.

Greylag Goose (Anser anser) Science Article 3 abstract Goose counts at the three major wintering grounds of North Africa from 1981/82 to 1988/89 are presented and discussed. The origin of the Greylag Geese wintering there is documented by individually marked geese. These neck-banded geese also proved that movements occur between Tunisia and Algeria and supported …

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Dec 31 2011

Remote sensing as a technique to assess reedbed suitability for nesting Greylag Geese Anser anser.

Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose (Anser anser) Science Article 1 abstract We studied Greylag Goose Anser anser nest distribution in relation to reed stem density in the Tgmmerby Fjord reedbed, Denmark, using rial photography to locate nests . Digitised photographs were used to establish a relationship be tween spectral signature and reed stem density. This technique classified 71% …

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