293. Anser segetum.
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.