Most common Eurasian representative (Anser anser) of the so-called gray goose, and ancestor of all Occidental domestic geese. It nests in temperate regions and winters from Britain to North Africa, India, and China. It is pale gray with pink legs; the bill is pink in the eastern race and orange in the western race.
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birding; ON THE WING; And a grouse in a pear tree? Need a last-minute gift for your true love? Consider one of the modern-day equivalents of the birds in "The Twelve Days of Christmas.".(HOME & GARDEN)
Dec 20, 2006; Byline: Jim Williams and a partridge in a pear tree. But which species of partridge? That's a question only a birder would ask....