Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves (Birds) Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae
Graylag Goose - image © Rajiv Lather
Greylag Goose (Anser anser) is a common winter visitor to north India. This bird is found in large wetlands.
Identification: It is mainly brown with a gray rump and white tail. Flesh pink colored bill is diagnostic. Size: 80 cm
Local Name: Rajhans
Food: Tubers, grass, crops, aquatic weeds.