Greylag Goose

About the Greylag Goose

Also known as: Graylag Goose, Greylag, Graylag

The Greylag Goose is a common species of goose across parts of Europe and Asia. It was previously known as the Wild Goose.

The Greylag Goose is a large goose - the biggest species in its genus. They have pinkish legs and feet, with a orange-pink bill. The body plumage is a greyish-brown.

Greylag Geese breed in wetland habitat. Some populations are migratory, while others remain on territory year-round.

The Greylag Goose is the ancestor to domestic goose species, such as the Embden Goose.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 06 December 2010
Scientific Name
Anser anser
  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Anser
  • A. anser
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
34 inches


International Names

Czech (Cesky) husa velká
Danish (Dansk) Grågås
Dutch (Nederlands) Grauwe Gans
Finnish (Suomi) merihanhi
French (Français) Oie cendrée
German (Deutsch) Graugans
Italian (Italiano) Oca selvatica
Japanese (日本語) ハイイロガン (haiirogan)
Korean (한국어) 회색기러기
Norwegian (Norsk) Grågås
Polish (Polski) gęgawa
Russian (русский язык) Серый гусь
Spanish (Español) Ansar Común
Swedish (Svenska) Grågås
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