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Chinese Goose (Anser cygnoides)
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Feral Domestic Geese (Anser domesticus)

General Description: Chinese Geese (Anser cygnoides) are domestic geese bred from wild geese native to China. These geese have escaped or were released from captivity and now live "wild" in local ponds and lakes around Las Vegas. Chinese Geese breed with other forms of domestic geese, producing a motley range of mixes.

Chinese Geese are recognized by the dark stripe down the back of the otherwise white neck, and they have a large knob on the top of the bill.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anserinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds in parks and neighborhoods.

Feral Domestic Geese (Anser domesticus)

Where to Find: Neighborhood ponds and city parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park, Sunset Park, and Floyd Lamb State Park).

Comments: Be sure to bring stale bread or popcorn when you go to the park.

Feral Domestic Geese (Anser domesticus)
Notice the large knob on the bill
Chinese Goose (Anser cygnoides)
Notice the dark stripe down the back of the otherwise white neck
Chinese Goose (Anser cygnoides) Chinese Goose (Anser cygnoides)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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