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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)



Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Class: Aves
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Canada Goose
Genus: Branta
Species Name: canadensis

About The Canada Goose

This goose feeds on aquatic vegetation and grasses. It has become an agricultural pest in some areas where it moves from water bodies to fields in order to feed (3). Although often aggressive, this goose is gregarious, occurring in flocks during winter and breeding colonially on larger water bodies (5). The nest, a down-lined scrape, is typically situated among vegetation (5). During early April between 5 and 6 (up to 11) white eggs are laid. The female incubates the eggs for 28-30 days, while the male guards the nest close-by (5). Both sexes care for the young, which fledge after around 9 weeks, and stay with the parents throughout the winter (5).

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Trips Where Observed

Alaska
Alaska 2010
Around The World in 66 Days
Moving the Car
New Zealand
San Francisco 2007
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain
Uganda and stops between

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Australasia
California
Europe
Illinois
New Jersey
North America
San Francisco
United States
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
8/15/2006
Stillwater Canyon.
2/5/2007
Sometimes found in the parking lots to the north of the stadium.
5/12/2008
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Three pairs with goslings
10/30/2010
Large numbers of Canada Goose were in the area.

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