Subfamily ANSERINAE

Subfamily ANSERINAE.

GEESE.

Bill short, high at base, and conical. No cere on the bill. Laminar teeth more or less exposed. Large heavy body, with long neck and small head. Hind toe moderately large, without lobe. Tarsus reticulated throughout. Plumage dull, and without coloured speculum on wing-secondaries. Apparently only one moult of all the feathers, which takes place soon after the young are hatched. Sexes differ slightly. Live in flocks. Breed mostly in Polar regions.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily ANSERINAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
253
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13141

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