White Geese at The Prairie Homestead
Geese are waterfowl belonging to the tribe Anserini of the family
Anatidae. This tribe comprises the genera Anser (the grey geese), Branta
(the black geese) and Chen (the white geese). A number of other birds,
mostly related to the shelducks, have "goose" as part of their name. More
distantly related members of the Anatidae family are swans, most of which
are larger than true geese, and ducks, which are smaller.
Photo 655a, Sept 2007