common name for a group of birds
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Goose (plural geese, family Anatidae) are birds. There are three species groups of geese: the genus Anser, the genus Branta, and the genus Chen.
This family also includes the swans, which are mostly larger than geese, and the ducks, which are smaller and have short necks.
Geese are famously gregarious: they like to stick together. They can be moved in large herds because of this feature of their behaviour. Both as chicks and as adults, geese show collective animal behaviour. Geese migrate in groups in the spring and fall, flying together in a V-shape.
A male goose is called a "gander" and a baby goose is called a "gosling". A group of geese is called a "gaggle".
- ↑ "WATERFOWL". Birds of the World: An Online Bird Book. CarolinaGeese.org. Retrieved July 12, 2022.