Greylag Goose

Name: Greylag Goose

Scientific name: Anser anser

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

About: Our commonest native goose. Greylag Geese can be very territorial while nesting, chasing other geese and large birds away from their nesting site. They become sociable again once the chicks have hatched, with several families of goslings sometimes groupin

How to identify: A big, pale goose with pink legs and an orange bill.

Where: Wild birds nest in Scotland, while others come from Iceland to spend the winter. Feral birds nest throughout the country on park lakes and gravel pits.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 30
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: The wild Greylag Goose is the ancestor of most farmyard geese.

Photograph credit: Ian Rose