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Geese Wiki
Geese are waterfowl belonging to the tribe Anserini of the family Anatidae. This tribe comprises the genera Anser (the grey geese), Branta (the black geese) and Chen (the white geese). A number of other birds, mostly related to the shelducks, have "goose" as part of their names. More distantly related members of the Anatidae family are swans, most of which are larger than true geese, and ducks, which are smaller.

The term goose applies to the female goose, while gander applies to the male. Young birds before fledging are called goslings.

Geese Species Photographed
Aleution Cackling Goose, Branta leucopareia
Barnacle Goose, Branta leucopsis
Cackling Goose, Branta hutchinsii
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Egyptian Goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus
Greylag Goose, Anser anser
Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons
Red-breasted Goose, Branta ruficollis
Ross's Goose, Chen rossii
Snow Goose, Chen caerulescens
Spur-winged Goose, Plectropterus gambensis
Tundra Bean Goose, Anser serrirostris


Collective Noun - Geese
The collective noun for a group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; when in flight, they are called a skein, a team, or a wedge; when flying close together, they are called a plump.

Photography Workshops and Tours
I lead photography workshops across the US and geese are an occasional subject that we encounter. I've been thinking adding a workshop chasing the fall migration now that I am on the Pacific Flyway.

Find out more about my current photography workshop offerings at Wildlife Workshops.
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