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Goose (plural geese) is the general English name for a considerable number of birds, belonging to the family Anatidae. This family also includes the swans, which are mostly larger than geese, and the ducks, which are smaller.

True geese are medium to large birds, always (with the exception of the Néné) associated to a greater or lesser extent with water. Most species in Europe, Asia and North America are strongly migratory as wild birds, breeding in the far north and wintering much further south. However, escapes and introductions have led to resident feral populations of several species.

Geese have been domesticated for centuries. In the West, farmyard geese are descended from the Greylag, but in Asia the Swan Goose has been farmed for at least as long.

All geese eat an exclusively vegetarian diet, and some can become pests when flocks feed on arable crops.

Geese tend to lay a smaller number of eggs than ducks. However, both parents protect the nest and young, which usually results in a higher survival rate for the young geese, known as goslings

geese in fiction and folklore

When Aphrodite first came ashore she was welcomed by the Charites (Roman "Graces"), whose chariot was drawn by geese.

There are Mother Goose tales, such as a farmwife might have told; there is the proverbial goose that laid the golden eggs, warning about the perils of greed. And there is the goose as a veiled reference to the penis in the verses

Goosy Goosy Gander, where dost thou wander?
Upstairs, downstairs, in my lady's chamber.
The geese in the temple of Juno on the Capitoline were said by Livy to have saved Rome from the Gauls around 390 BC when they were disturbed in a night attack. The story may be an attempt to explain the origin of the sacred flock of geese at Rome.

There is a tale of Trickster and the geese in the North American Trickster cycle [1] (http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.Trickster&Geese.html).

Liliane Bodson and Daniel Marcolungo, L'oie de bon aloi: Aspects de l'histoire ancienne de l'oie domestique [The goose in ancient life and folklore]. Vise (Musée Regional d'Archeologie et d'Histoire de Vise), 1994, discusses the image and lore of domestic geese in classical antiquity, with a separate chapter on the goose in folklore.
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INFO LINKS
Brent Goose
Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
USGS data sheet on Brent Goose, including photographs, maps, taxonomy, identification tips, and life history information. Read More
Canada Goose
Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
USGS data sheet on Canada Goose, including photographs, maps, taxonomy, identification tips, and life history information. Read More
Emperor Goose
Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
USGS data sheet on Emperor Goose, including photographs, maps, taxonomy, identification tips, and life history information. Read More
Greater White-fronted Goose
Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
USGS data sheet on Greater White-fronted Goose, including photographs, maps, taxonomy, identification tips, and life history information. Read More
Ross's Goose
Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
USGS data sheet on Ross's Goose, including photographs, maps, taxonomy, identification tips, and life history information. Read More
Snow Goose
Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
USGS data sheet on Snow Goose, including photographs, maps, taxonomy, identification tips, and life history information. Read More
Blue Goose
Honolulu Zoo
Blue Goose Read More
Egyptian Goose
Honolulu Zoo
Egyptian Goose Read More
Egyptian Goose
Kenya Birds
About Egyptian Goose Read More
Spur-winged Goose
Kenya Birds
About Spur-winged Goose Read More
Egyptian goose
SafariCamLive.com - African Wildlife to the World
Egyptian goose Read More
Spurwinged goose
SafariCamLive.com - African Wildlife to the World
Spurwinged goose Read More
Brant Goose
The Longpoint schoolhouse
Brant Goose Read More
Canada Goose
The Longpoint schoolhouse
Canada Goose Read More
Brent Goose
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Brent Goose fact sheet Read More
Bar-Headed Goose
Sedgwick County Zoo
Bar-Headed Goose fact sheet Read More
Brown African Goose
Sedgwick County Zoo
Brown African Goose fact sheet Read More
Egyptian Goose
Sedgwick County Zoo
Egyptian Goose fact sheet Read More
White Chinese Goose
Sedgwick County Zoo
White Chinese Goose fact sheet Read More
African Pygmy Goose
Bronx Zoo - Congo Gorilla Forest
African Pygmy Goose Read More
Brent Goose
eNature.com
Pictures, Sounds, and information about Brent Goose Read More
Canada Goose
eNature.com
Pictures, Sounds, and information about Canada Goose Read More
Emperor Goose
eNature.com
Pictures, Sounds, and information about Emperor Goose Read More
Greater White-fronted Goose
eNature.com
Pictures, Sounds, and information about Greater White-fronted Goose Read More
Ross's Goose
eNature.com
Pictures, Sounds, and information about Ross's Goose Read More
Snow Goose
eNature.com
Pictures, Sounds, and information about Snow Goose Read More
Canada Goose
National Geographic
Canada Goose fact sheet and pictures; audio clip Read More
Snow Goose
National Geographic
Snow Goose fact sheet and pictures; audio clip Read More
Brant Goose
Bird Friends Of Lake Murray And San Diego County
Brant Goose pictures, description, and more Read More
Brown Chinese Goose
Bird Friends Of Lake Murray And San Diego County
Brown Chinese Goose pictures, description, and more Read More
Canada Goose
Bird Friends Of Lake Murray And San Diego County
Canada Goose pictures, description, and more Read More
Greater White-Fronted Goose
Bird Friends Of Lake Murray And San Diego County
Greater White-Fronted Goose pictures, description, and more Read More
Ross's Goose
Bird Friends Of Lake Murray And San Diego County
Ross's Goose pictures, description, and more Read More
White Chinese Goose
Bird Friends Of Lake Murray And San Diego County
White Chinese Goose pictures, description, and more Read More
Brant Goose
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Extensive species account including range map, call details, 'cool facts', etc. Read More
Cackling Goose
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Extensive species account including range map, call details, 'cool facts', etc. Read More
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