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Canada Goose[1][2]
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Adult "Giant" Canada in Edmonton, Alberta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Galloanserae
Clade: Odontoanserae
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anserinae
Tribe: Anserini
Genus: Branta
Species: B. canadensis
Binomial name
Branta canadensis
(Linnaeus, 1758)[1]
Synonyms[1]

Anas canadensis

The Canada Goose is a goose belonging to the Anatidae family. It is closely related to the Brant Goose and Cackling Goose, of which the latter was once considered a subspecies.

Other names

Description

The Canada Geese appears with a long, slender, black neck while possessing a white "chin strap" marking on its head. It has a short, black tail and a brown plumage.

Canada Geese are large birds that are generally found in sizes of 92 to 122 cm in length while up to 1.8 m in wingspan.[3]

Similar species

Behaviour

Diet

Calls

The Canada Goose emits a loud, familiar "ah-honk" call.[3]

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

Canada Geese are distributed among lakeshores, riverbanks, ponds, farmlands, and even city parks.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c Lepage, Denis. "Branta canadensis". Bird Checklists of the World. Avibase. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Boyd, John (August 6, 2014). "Anatidae" ({{{version}}} ed.). Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Krista Kagume (2005). Compact Guide to Ontario Birds. Lone Pine Publishing. ISBN 1551054671. 

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