Eastern Greylag Geese
Eastern Greylag Geese
Scientific Name 
Anser anser rubrirostris
Arabic Name 
الإوز الرمادي الشرقي
Kuwaiti name 
وز الرمادي
168.0 cm
84.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Rare winter visitor; not recorded annually, and usually in small numbers. Has been observed at inland wetlands and mudflat areas along the coast from November to March. Population movements are influenced by severe winter weather.
Where in Kuwait 
Generally found singly or in small flocks in sheltered fresh water pools and wetlands like Jahra Pools Reserve.
In the world 
Those in Britain are considered resident, but most from other countries are migratory.
Local threats 
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.