TG4702 : A hopeful goose

taken 8 years ago, near to Belton, Norfolk, Great Britain

A hopeful goose
A hopeful goose
Goose (more likely a gander) approaching photographer, hoping for a piece of bread. The bird appears to be a knob (aka swan) goose hybrid > LinkExternal link. For a wider view of this location see > LinkExternal link.

Knob geese (Anser cygnoides forma domestica) originate from China. Because the body conformation and meat yield of the breed is not as good as that of others, it has not been widely used for meat production.

The majority of domestic geese are descended from the Greylag goose (Anser anser). There are two breeds of domestic geese which are direct descendants of the Swan Goose*: the Chinese goose (also known as Knob goose) and the African goose. Both vary considerably from their wild parent.

*The Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides) is a rare wild goose species which occurs in inland Mongolia, northernmost China, and southeastern Russia.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 15 January, 2010
Geese   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 476 026 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.9044N 1:39.1789E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 477 026
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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