Canada Goose

(Branta canadensis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Canada Goose

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB, SNRN, SNRM - Unranked Breeding, Unranked Nonbreeding, Unranked Migrant

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Abundant migrant and breeder

Habitat

Lakeshores, river banks, ponds, city parks

Size

25 to 45in length

42 to 60wingspan


Identification

 

 
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Food

 

 
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Migration

March to November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)

 

Family:

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Atlantic Canada Goose (Branta canadensis canadensis)

Interior Canada Goose (Branta canadensis interior)

Giant Canada Goose (Branta canadensis maxima)

Moffitt’s Canada Goose (Branta canadensis moffitti)

Vancouver Canada Goose (Branta canadensis fulva)

Dusky Canada Goose (Branta canadensis occidentalis)

Lesser Canada Goose (Branta canadensis parvipes)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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A spring trek into Wild River SP can be exhilarating

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About

Published on May 23, 2012

The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is a wild goose with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, it is occasionally found in northern Europe, and has been introduced to other temperate regions.

That's from Wiki. Now from me, it was so beautiful to see the Canada Geese families together, it's getting rare now days, even in Canada. In Kelowna they control the geese population by finding nests and shaking the eggs up so they don't hatch. Apparently to much goose poop on beaches and 'swimmers itch' in the water. I moved to Kelowna prior to these measures to save us from the mighty geese menace and our kids swam in the lake, we went to the beach all the while there were geese around. We were careful where we put our beach blanket and it wasn't all that bad. Sad that today the answer is reduce the population or eliminate them all together. music is by 01 - Alex Alexandroff - I believe

 
     
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Canada geese take to the skies along their annual migration paths.

 
     
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The Canada Goose, also called the Canadian Goose, is the most plentiful waterfowl in North America.

 
     
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A flock of Canadian Geese take a break from flying and relax in a Minnesota pond.

 
     

 

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Wayne Rasmussen
4/27/2005

Location: Wild River State Park

A spring trek into Wild River SP can be exhilarating

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5/1/2011

 

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