Friday, March 26, 2021

Geese walk in Home Depot parking lot

Geese like to walk around in parking lots. Geese are monogamous, living in permanent pairs throughout the year; however, unlike most other permanently monogamous animals, they are territorial only during the short nesting season. Paired geese are more dominant and feed more, 2 factors that result in more young.

Geese honk while in flight to encourage other members of the flock to maintain a 'v-formation' and to help communicate with one another.

Geese fossils have been found ranging from 10 to 12 million years ago. Fossils found in the Gagarno region of central Italy suggest the existence of a pre-historic relative of the goose, that stood one and a half metres tall. The evidence suggests the bird was so-called flightless unlike modern geese.

Other birds called "geese"

The Orinoco goose (Neochen jubata)
The Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
The South American sheldgeese in the genus Chloephaga
The prehistoric Malagasy sheldgoose (Centrornis majori)

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