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"Chinese Swan Goose"
Chinese Swan Goose:    The Chinese Swan Goose or "Chinese Goose", is a domesticated goose, descended from the wild Swan Goose. According to some researchers, the goose has been domesticated since about 1000 B.C. in China. Chinese Swan Geese have been called by other names such as "Hong Kong Geese", "Knob-fronted Geese", and "Spanish Geese". There are also "White Swan Geese" and "Brown Swan Geese". The "African Goose" is another domesticated goose descended from the Swan Goose.

The Swan Goose, Anser cygnoides, is a rare (vulnerable) large goose with a breeding range in inland Mongolia, northernmost China, and southeastern Russia. It is migratory and winters mainly in central and eastern China.

Chinese Swan Geese seen in ponds in the Pacific Northwest are considered escapees or descendents from escapees from a private collection someplace, and are not native nor considered wild.


 
Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington ...

Image, 2015, Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington, click to enlarge
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Chinese Swan Goose, Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington. Sunny and warm winter day. Image taken January 25, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
Image, 2015, Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2015, Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington, click to enlarge
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Chinese Swan Goose, Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington. Sunny and warm winter day. Image taken January 25, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


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Image, 2014, Stevenson, Washington, click to enlarge
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Chinese Swan Geese, Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200mm.
Image, 2014, Stevenson, Washington, click to enlarge
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Chinese Swan Geese, Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200mm.


Trojan Park, Oregon ...

Image, 2013, Trojan Park, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Chinese Swan Geese, Trojan Park, Oregon. Beautiful cold sunny winter day. Image taken January 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2009, Westmoreland Park, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Chinese Swan Geese, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken Dececember 5, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Chinese Swan Geese, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken Dececember 5, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.


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Image, 2010, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2009, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Chinese Swan Goose, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Both days overcast, gray, but no rain. Left image taken December 25, 2010, Canon EOS 40d, 200z. Right image taken February 16, 2009, Canon Rebel, 200z.


Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

Image, 2014, Woodland Bottoms, Washington, click to enlarge
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Chinese Swan Geese, Horseshoe Lake, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 26, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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