Greylag Goose


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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
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WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Migrant with some wintering birds. 

ABUNDANCE
Common on spring and autumn passage.

HABITAT
Usually seen flying over but sometimes lands on reservoirs.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Mostly seen on passage but also some flocks flying over in winter, especially in dry years when the geese fidget from one wetland to another. 

DISTRIBUTION
Most likely to be seen in Huelva and Seville; less frequent in the eastern part. In Sierra Morena Sevillana (Huesna Reservoir) geese flocks are seen all year, now established and with breeding attempts since 2001; they are probably feral given the number of farmyard geese of various types in the area. There have also been sightings in Melonares Reservoir, no doubt coming from the abovementioned Huesna population.

COMMENTS
The more frequent sightings of geese flocks in the western part of the Sierra is due to Doñana’s huge wintering population, the biggest in Europe. To get there the geese have to overfly western Sierra Morena.