Bean Goose

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Bean Goose

 

(Anser fabalis), a bird of the order Anseriformes. It weighs up to4Wkg. The coloring of the back is brownish, while the underside is whitish-gray. The beak is black with a pink or yellow band. The feet are pink or yellow. The bean goose is found in eastern Greenland and in northern Europe and Asia. It inhabits the tundra, forest-tundra, and the shores of bodies of water in the taiga. It winters on the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Black Sea coasts of Europe and in Middle and Southeast Asia. In the north the bean goose was of great commercial importance, but its numbers have sharply decreased.

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