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Genus: Anser

[edit] Description

Seven species of Goose.

[edit] Taxonomy

Anser is a genus in the family Anatidae.
Emperor Goose, Snow Goose and Ross's Goose were formerly placed in the genus Chen.

Genus Anser viewedit
A. indicus Bar-headed Goose
A. canagicus Emperor Goose
A. caerulescens Snow Goose
A. rossii Ross's Goose
A. anser Greylag Goose
A. cygnoides Swan Goose
A. albifrons Greater White-fronted Goose
A. erythropus Lesser White-fronted Goose
A. fabalis Taiga Bean Goose
A. serrirostris Tundra Bean Goose
A. brachyrhynchus Pink-footed Goose

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2016. IOC World Bird Names (version 6.3). Available at


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