A male is known as a GANDER, a female is known as a GOOSE and a baby is known as a GOSLING. A group is known as a GAGGLE. Geese are waterfowl belonging to the tribe Anserini Geese are monogamous, living in permanent pairs throughout the year; however, unlike most other permanently monogamous animals, they are territorial only during the short nesting season.

Paired geese are more dominant and feed more, two factors that result in more young. Geese return to the area of their birth each year to mate and nest. Molting season runs from early June to late July.

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