January 29, 2015 – Chinese Goose (Anser cygnoides domesticus)

Requested by: taylorrbranham

The Chinese Goose is a domesticated subspecies of the Swan Goose (which is found mainly in Mongolia, China, and Russia). They feed on grasses and herbaceous plants. This, combined with their aggressive foraging habits, make them ideal as weed control on many farms. Males can be distinguished from females by the larger nodule at the base of their beaks. Two color variations are common, the brown, more closely resembling the Swan Goose, and a nearly pure white variety.