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Something removed[edit]

Removed:

but the practice of plucking geese alive, continued for so many centuries, has not improbably also helped to perpetuate this variation, for it is well known to many bird-keepers that a white feather is often produced in place of one of the natural colour that has been pulled out.

Which I presume is a 1911 theory of inheritance - pluck a goose, the feathers will grow back white, and the goslings will inherit that colouring... -- sannse (talk) 09:32, 20 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I think I am seeing these Geese in Northern California, but no mention is made of their presence in America...??? --Cshay 22:51, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

must be escapes/feral jimfbleak 03:49, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
poor guy is following around a flock of Canadian Geese. He looks lonely. --Cshay 21:45, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

I note that anser in "anser ferus" is lower case. Did Linnaeus introduce the genus capitalisation, or is this just an oversight? jimfbleak 18:36, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

It usually would have been Anser Ferus, rather—Linné used this as well. —innotata (TalkContribs) 15:55, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

References[edit]

I am confused over the one reference in the article. In the article the reference in the edit page states the information is from an article on animal homosexuality, but it does not link to the reference in the Reference section (or anywhere else) - the IUCN Greylag paper. I added 'does not cite references' which I am not sure is appropriate or not... I am guessing the information may have come from the IUCN paper and the external links, but just was not cited as such. If I have some spare time I will see if I can match up some of the information and links. wagors 15:42, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Sorry, I had left out the code for activating the reference function. It is working now. Haiduc 15:48, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

lead picture - not the featured[edit]

At the moment there are a number of good Greylag goose images to choose from, and that includes one beautiful featured picture (goose lying in grass), which at the time of writing is the lead picture. The featured picture, however is not ideal as at least one key charactaristic of the goose, the pink feet, are not visible. In my opinion, the lead picture should ideally clearly show as many of the defining features as possible, and secondarily be of good photographic quality. Many of the other pictures include a full profile and show all these features. Any objections to consigning the featured picture to the gallery?

Jens Nielsen 16:36, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

"Elk"?[edit]

Apparently it is well established that the Whooper Swan has been called "elk" by an expert, but an editor reports that elk has or may have been called "elk", as well or instead. I'm removing the GG from Elk (disambiguation) for lack of any indication of that on the accompanying article, whose editors may be better qualified to determine what role the term has and whether it deserves mention in the article. That info will in turn be relevant to what the Dab says.
--Jerzyt 03:16, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

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