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 Translation for 'greylag goose' from English to Greek
NOUN   a greylag goose | greylag geese
SYNO Anser anser | graylag | graylag goose | ...
ορν.T
greylag goose {noun} [Br.] [Anser anser]
σταχτόχηνα {η}
ορν.T
graylag goose {noun} [Am.] [Anser anser]
σταχτόχηνα {η}
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Usage Examples English
  • The plumage of the greylag goose is greyish brown, with a darker head and paler breast and belly with a variable amount of black spotting.
  • Large, long-necked, birds such as the greylag goose may also need to be fitted with a harness to prevent removal of the tag by the subject.
  • Most domestic geese are descended from the greylag goose ("Anser anser").
  • This area is the largest of the islands, providing a sheltered and quiet, breeding and moulting area for bird species such as white-tailed eagle, goldeneye, goosander, and greylag goose.
  • Goose hybrids include Canada goose × greylag goose, Canada goose × domesticated geese, emperor goose × Canada goose, red-breasted goose × Canada goose, Canada goose × white-fronted goose and barnacle goose × Canada goose.

  • Small game in Iceland consists mostly of seabirds (puffin, cormorant and great black-backed gull) and waterfowl (mallard, greylag goose and pink-footed goose).
  • Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey note in "Birds Britannica" that the greylag goose has for millennia been associated with fertility, that "goose" still has a sexual meaning in British culture, and that the nursery rhyme preserves these sexual overtones ("In my lady's chamber").
  • The name was derived by tautonymy from the specific epithet of the greylag goose "Anas anser" introduced by Linnaeus in 1758.
  • Classic studies by Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen involve male stickleback mating behavior and greylag goose egg-retrieval behavior.
  • In the autumn, the area is also a resting place for flocks of greylag goose.

  • The lake drains through the Alm River. Since 1965, the area around the Almsee is under nature conservation. Konrad Lorenz made important observations of the greylag goose at the lake.
  • In addition, there are feral populations of Canada goose, greylag goose and other wildfowl which would be on the British list anyway through wild breeders or vagrants.
  • The lake is a notable waterfowl habitat; populations of great crested grebes, greylag goose, and the globally near-threatened ferruginous duck have been observed there.
  • Other migratory species in the wetlands include; Greater flamingo, pied harrier, greylag goose and ferruginous duck.
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