For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
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European breeding populations (36)
Greylag Goose breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Albania Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Faroe Islands Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Svalbard Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine
The 'grey geese' can provide some headaches when it comes to identifying them to race or species. Find out more about where these birds come from and what they look like – Tundra or Taiga, Eurasian or Greenland? read on
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