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Bean goose

Bean goose

The bean goose is one of the game birds that are often shot in wintering grounds in the west, central and southern Europe. Nesting in the tundra of Northern Europe and Asia, Bean geese flock especially for winter in Great Britain and in the Danube lower reaches. In this wide range of occurrence, many geographical breeds that differ in drawing and color of the beak have been inventoried. In June, the female lays 4 do 5 jaj (late laying is due to more severe climatic conditions), which hits by 27-29 days. Almost all geese species live in "hierarchical communities". Strong ties connect not only couples, but also all members belonging to the same herd. Geese are monogamous. Couples last for many years. There is no seasonal change of partner, unless one of the two birds dies.

If the hunter doesn't want to come back empty-handed, must know the habits and behavior of geese. When at dusk, after feeding, they return to rest on the water, they send ahead "scouts". They appear over the water, they check if the place is safe and return to the herd. Moments later, the herd comes in small groups, and only then should the hunter in the stay start shooting. If he'd just started shooting the first geese on his way, to te, that could save themselves, they would alert the rest of the herd immediately, which would fly away in search of another roost.

Bean goose (1) it is about the same size as the Greylag Goose. All its plumage, especially on the head and neck, it is darker. The color of the abdomen is uniform, no brown spots. In flight, the dark color of the front parts of the wings is clearly visible. The grain goose differs significantly from other species in the pattern of its beak. Whereas the greylag goose's beak is orange to flesh-colored (2), the beak of the Bean Goose is yellow-orange with black spots of various sizes. Arrangement of spots, their shape and size make it possible to define the geographical race, and the base and tip of the beak are black in all races (3). The grain goose and the greylag goose have a white protrusion on their beak, which is not present in young geese. In flight, the Bean Goose makes a nasal scream: "Ka-like" or "a-ą". Game bird.