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Mark Heatherington / 1,508 items
Hyatt Lake - Jackson County - Oregon - USA

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Habitat : Marshes
Food : Seeds
Nesting : Ground
Behavior : Ground Forager
Conservation : Low Concern

"The big, black-necked Canada Goose with its signature white chinstrap mark is a familiar and widespread bird of fields and parks. Thousands of “honkers” migrate north and south each year, filling the sky with long V-formations... At least 11 subspecies of Canada Goose have been recognized, although only a couple are distinctive. In general, the geese get smaller as you move northward, and darker as you go westward. The four smallest forms are now considered a different species: the Cackling Goose."
- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology
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  • Taken: Jul 10, 2020
  • Uploaded: Aug 13, 2020
  • Updated: Nov 2, 2020