Spur-winged goose
Spur-winged Spur"-winged` (-w[i^]ngd`), a. (Zo["o]l.) Having one or more spurs on the bend of the wings. [1913 Webster]

{Spur-winged goose} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of long-legged African geese of the genus {Plectropterus} and allied genera, having a strong spur on the bend of the wing, as the Gambo goose ({P. Gambensis}) and the Egyptian, or Nile, goose ({Alopochen [AE]gyptiaca}).

{Spur-winged plover} (Zo["o]l.), an Old World plover ({Hoplopterus spinosus}) having a sharp spur on the bend of the wing. It inhabits Northern Africa and the adjacent parts of Asia and Europe. [1913 Webster]


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  • Spur-winged Goose — Taxobox name = Spur winged Goose image width = 200px status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae subfamilia = Plectropterinae genus = Plectropterus genus… …   Wikipedia

  • spur-winged goose — pentinuotosios žąsys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Plectropterus angl. spur winged goose vok. Sporngans, f rus. шпорцевый гусь, m pranc. plectroptère, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – muskusinės antys siauresnis terminas… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • spur-winged goose — pentinuotoji žąsis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Plectropterus gambensis angl. spur winged goose vok. Sporngans, f rus. обыкновенный шпорцевый гусь, m pranc. oie armée de Gambie, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • spur-winged goose — noun : a long legged African goose of the genus Plectropterus (especially P. gambensis) having a strong spur on the bend of the wing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spur-winged — ( w[i^]ngd ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having one or more spurs on the bend of the wings. [1913 Webster] {Spur winged goose} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of long legged African geese of the genus {Plectropterus} and allied genera, having a strong… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spur-winged plover — Spur winged Spur winged ( w[i^]ngd ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having one or more spurs on the bend of the wings. [1913 Webster] {Spur winged goose} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of long legged African geese of the genus {Plectropterus} and allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spur-winged — may refer to:* Spur winged Goose, large African bird in the family Anatidae * Spur winged Plover, group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae …   Wikipedia

  • Goose (disambiguation) — Goose may refer to:Birds* One of several wild bird species in the family Anatidae: ** Goose, birds in the subfamily Anserinae of the Anatidae ** Magpie goose, bird in the closely related family Anseranatidae ** Pygmy goose, birds in the genus… …   Wikipedia

  • Goose — Taxobox name = Goose image width = 240px image caption = Canada Goose, Branta canadensis regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves superordo = Galloanserae ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae subfamilia = Anserinae tribus = Anserini… …   Wikipedia

  • Goose — (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander}, {Gannet}, {Ganza},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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