Oklahoma


The Chinese Goose was photographed near Rolling Oak Road and S. Harrah Road in Norman, Oklahoma.

The Chinese Goose was photographed near Rolling Oak Road and S. Harrah Road in Norman, Oklahoma.

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The Chinese Goose is brown and white with a black bill that often has a basal knob at the upper part of the bill and forehead, and orange legs. They are descended from the wild swan goose native to Asia. Chinese Geese are often found with other geese, ducks, Muscovy, and chickens in a pen on a farm. They are among the better laying breeds of geese as well as produce twice as many goslings. The Geese eat many grasses and herbaceous plants and are referred to as “Weeder Geese.” It is an economical breed, as the stock is generally less expensive than other breeds.

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This Western Kingbird was photoin Oklahoma City, Oklahoma shortly after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

This Western Kingbird was photographed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma shortly after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

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The Western Kingbird has a pale gray head and back, a brownish gray wings, a black tail with a narrow white side edging, and a yellowish belly. The range is SW Canada, western US, to northern Mexico. It has a habitat of farms, open country with scattered trees, roadside, fences, and wires. It is often seen perched on roadside feces, fences, and wires. Its diet is mostly insects, and it can be seen flying out to snap up insects from its perch. It can be found in open country and has adapted to advancing civilization.