293. Anser segetum

293. Anser segetum.

THE BEAN-GOOSE.

Segetum—gen. pi. of seges=a cornfield.

Male 31". Legs orange-yellow. Bill black, with orange band, nail black, and shaped like a horse-bean. Like the Grey-lag, but smaller. Colour nearly uniform. Breeds in N. Russia and Lapland, migrating to the Caspian, Europe, and N. Africa. Eggs (3.2 x 2.1) creamy white. Rate of flight said to be twenty-five miles an hour. Doubtful if it occurs in India. (H. & M. iii. 67.)

Also A. serrirostris, like A. segetum, with the head brownish grey, but larger, and with the bill much thicker; and A. middendorffi, also like A. segetum, but larger, with head and neck buff-brown, culmen 3.15". E. Siberia to China and Japan.

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: 
293. Anser segetum
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
293
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
255
Common name: 
Bean Goose
M_ID: 
264
M_CN: 
Taiga Bean Goose
M_SN: 
Anser fabalis
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13147

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