Chinese Goose

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The Chinese Goose is a breed of domesticated goose descended from the wild Swan Goose. Chinese geese differ from the wild birds in much larger size (up to 5-10 kg in males, 4-9 kg in females), and in having an often strongly developed basal knob on the upper side of the bill. The knob at the top of the beak is more prominent on males than females.

Chinese geese are a close cousin of the African goose, a heavier breed also descended from the Swan Goose.


Male Chinese Goose @ Rajaram Bridge, Dattavadi, Pune, Maharashtra
Chinese Geese in pair @ Rajaram Bridge, Dattavadi, Pune, Maharashtra