Canada Goose

The Canada Goose was one of the many species described by Linnaeus in his 18th-century work Systema Naturae.

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The Canada Goose is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is a wild goose belonging to the genus Branta, which is native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, having a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body. It is often called the Canadian Goose, but that name is not the ornithological standard, or the most common name. More

Canada Goose Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * AdultPopOutZoom In Adult * Large bodied with long neck, fairly large bill * Black neck and head with obvious white cheek patch * Chest pale, underparts brownish (can be pale or fairly dark), More

3-lb) giant Canada goose, which has a wingspread of up to 2 m (6.6 ft). Canada geese breed across Canada and Alaska and winter mainly in the southern U.S. and Mexico; they have been introduced into England and other countries. They are an important game bird. Their almost incessant honking draws attention to their V-formations during migration. In recent years their population in North America has increased, making them pests in some inhabited areas. More

Enemies: The main enemy of the Canada Goose is people. In an attempt to control rising populations some areas have begun egg collection and/or hunting efforts to decrease the number of geese in their area. Natural enemies include the Arctic fox, gulls, Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Snowy Owls, and Prairie Falcons. Arctic Fox Migration: After the babies (called 'goslings') have hatched, the family moves away from the nesting site on foot toward more favorable feeding areas. More

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The Canada goose is easy to identify, even for people not familiar with birds. A common sight, it is not surprising that the Canada goose is the most widely distributed goose in North America. Though Canada’s have been studied intensively, their exact taxonomy is still under dispute. Currently, genetic studies show that there are 2 different groups of sub-species. The large-bodied group has 7 sub-species which nest interiorly and to the south of tundra areas. More

A well-known bird, the Canada Goose has a mottled gray-brown body, black legs, tail, neck, head; with a white rump band and white undertail coverts. The face is black with white cheeks, the white extending under the chin. There are seven recognized subspecies of Canada Goose, distinguished by size, darkness or lightness of body and breast, presence or lack of a white collar at the base of the neck, and the extent of the white cheek patches. More

You wouldn't know it to look around today, but the Canada Goose was once an uncommon bird. In particular, the subspecies known as the giant Canada Goose was considered extinct until a few remnant populations were discovered in the early 1960's. Over-hunting and destruction of wetlands had driven them to the brink. Improved game management practices and extensive re-introduction programs were begun to stabilize the subspecies and today it is doing fine. More

Photo: A Canada goose watches over ten fuzzy babies as they swim Once threatened with dwindling populations, conservation efforts have made the Canada goose very common throughout North America. Photograph by Stephen St. More

The Canada Goose in Florida1 = Adam S. Willcox and William M. Giuliano2 Identification and Biology - The shape, sound, color, and size of the Canada goose make it difficult to confuse with most North American birds (Figure 1). The largest subspecies of Canada goose, the giant Canada goose, is the biggest goose in the world and can attain a 45” length, 60” wingspan, and weigh 20 pounds. More

Canada goose" (which rarely exceed 8 kg/18 lb), weighed 10.9 kg (24 pounds) and had a wingspan of 2.24 m (88 inches). This specimen is the largest wild goose ever recorded of any species. The life span in the wild is 10–24 years. Canada GeeseDistribution and habitat This species is native to North America. It breeds in Canada and the northern United States in a variety of habitats. More

The Canada Goose with its black head and white chinstrap, is among the most familiar of all the North American waterfowl. In the summer they can be seen grazing in large flocks in parks and fields, and along rivers and streams. Canadian Geese are best known for their V-shaped formation when migrating, and their loud, incessant honking. More

the Cackling Canada goose, which weighs in at as little as 1.1 kilograms and has a wingspan of about 90 centimetres. The largest, the Giant Canada goose, can get as large as 8 kilograms and a wingspan of 2 metres. Where do they live? - Although they are named for Canada, Canada geese are found all over North America at various times of the year. More

Canada Goose Information - The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is the most familiar and widespread goose in North America. It inhabits all types of water over the continent. Canada geese have a black head and neck, except for white cheek patches. The smallest Canada Goose is the Cackling Canada Goose which weighs about 3 pounds. The largest Canada Goose is the Giant Canada Goose which weighs about 15 pounds. The Canada Goose stands 21.7 to 43. More

Canada Goose has often been considered more than one species in the past – the split has thrust a complex and poorly understood field identification problem into the forefront. I have tried to pull together some of the basic information about subspecies and variation to begin the approach to identification of these species. I must stress that this is a draft, and should not be considered anything more than my personal notes on the problem of Goose identification. More

Canada Goose, Branta canadensis About this sound Distant Goose honking (help·info) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Superorder: Galloanserae Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Subfamily: Anserinae Tribe: Anserini More

The Canada Goose also known as the Canadian goose in North America , is a part of the Branta genus of geese which distinguishes from the grey species with their largely black plumage. This type of goose has a black head and a black neck with white chinstrap similar to the Barnacle Goose but different in comparison to the other species of goose. The Canadian goose has seven subspecies which vary in sizes and also plumage details but they are all known as Canadian geese. More

Did you know: the Canada goose or geese is also commonly referred to as Canadian Geese or Resident Geese? * Are you tired of your green spaces and beaches being rendered unusable by Canada goose droppings? * Are aggressive Canada geese creating unsafe situations? * Have you suffered economic damage due to excessive grazing of Canada geese? * Are Canada geese creating the potential for a More

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis = Canada Goose Characteristics Range Habitat Diet Life Cycle Behavior Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Branta Canada Geese Click on the images for a larger view. More

Canada Goose Branta canadensis At-a-Glance • Mating: Monogamous • Peak breeding activity: begins the first weeks of March and continues as late as June in colder areas. • Incubation period: 23-30 days • Clutch Size: 2-9 eggs; 5 average • Typical Foods: plant matter and aquatic invertebrates Description The Canada goose is a large gray-bodied bird with a black head and long black necks. More

Canada goose is easily recognized by its black head, bill and neck that contrast strikingly with its pale gray breast. The distinct white cheek patch, or chinstrap, that covers the throat is a characteristic field mark. The birds are gray-brown to dark brown on the back and wings and white on the belly; they have black rump and tail feathers which are separated by a narrow but distinct band of white feathers. More

banded Giant Canada goose at 30 years and 4 months currently holding the longevity record for waterfowl. David Sibley has developed an informative webpage that can assist in subspecies identification for Canada geese. Also, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a helpful field guide (PDF) to identify Cackling and Canada geese. Breeding: Canada geese nest across inland North America and in more southerly habitats than cackling geese. More

Canada GooseBranta canadensis Order ANSERIFORMES – Family ANATIDAE Issue No. 682 Authors: Mowbray, Thomas B., Craig R. Ely, James S. Sedinger, and Robert E. Trost * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

The Canada Goose has 11 races, including the biggest and one of the smallest geese in the world. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Branta
Species : canadensis
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)