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Swan goose
Swan goose
During molting, birds temporarily lose the ability to fly.
Type: Chordates
Class: Birds
Order: Geese
Family: Duck
Genus: Geese
Species: Swan goose
General Settings
  • The area is the southern parts of Eastern Siberia, northern China and Mongolia.
  • The length is 80-95 cm.
  • Weight – 2.8-4.5 kg.
  • The diet includes juicy sedge shoots, various berries.
  • Life expectancy is up to 15 years. In captivity – up to 25 years.

One of the largest and, unfortunately, rare geese of the world fauna.


Social behavior


Dry-nosed birds are migratory birds. Wintering places are in eastern China. Spring flocks are not numerous, they number no more than 20-40 individuals. But in the autumn, dried fruits often form more numerous groups.


Reproduction


There are an average of 5 fairly large white eggs in the clutch. Only the female incubates for 28 days. The male is located next to the nest. After birth, several broods can unite and walk accompanied by their parents.


Species and people


In China, dry-nosed geese were domesticated 3,000 years ago and became the ancestors of the breeds of Chinese domestic geese. Birds are easily tamed and live well in captivity.


Interesting Facts


During the nesting period, sometimes "older" children help their parents to drive and protect small goslings.

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