Dec 10 2012
A question has been puzzling me for a long time and the answers I’ve found on the Internet are unsatisfactory, so I’m asking you.
What is the difference between a duck and a goose?
Does a goose have a longer neck or legs? Not always. Consider these black-bellied whistling ducks.
When we see a duck or a goose, intuitively we are able to say, “That’s a duck” or “That’s a goose.”
But how do we know the difference?
Please let me know by posting a comment.
(Credits: mallard silhouette by Vlado on Freedigitalphotos.net, goose silhouette from Shutterstock, Muscovy duck by B.Walker on Wikimedia Commons, Ross’s goose by Alan Vernon on Wikimedia Commons, Black-bellied whistling ducks by Sultry on Wikimedia Commons)
p.s. See the comments! The answer is there!