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Graylag Goose

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Fairly common and increasing at lakes, marshes, and wetlands, including urban parks. The only "gray goose" likely to be seen in summer in most of Europe, and often less wary than other wild geese in northern part of range. Rather bulky and overall brownish gray with a big pinkish orange bill and pinkish legs. In flight shows extensively pale gray leading edge to upperwings, rather pale underwing coverts, and broad white tail tip. Compare to other gray geese, which differ in details of bill pattern and color, head and neck pattern, and have dark underwings.

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