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Canada Goose

Branta canadensis
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Length: 25 in. (64 cm )
The most widely encountered goose in North America, the Canada Goose is often found in urban parks, golf course lawns, lakes and rivers. They feed on grass shoots, berries, crustaceans and in the winter largely on seeds. This species often becomes semi-domesticated and non-migratory where food and protection from predators are readily available. In the wild, its huge nest of grass, sticks is lined with feather down and placed on the ground near water. Pairs mate for many years and can be very aggressive in defense of the nest and young. For many people, flocks migrating north or south high over head in \V\ formations are a signal of the passing of seasons.

The four-digit banding code is CAGO.


Aerial

Agricultural

Marsh / swamp

Open water

Urban city
Bird Sound Type: Honking
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Canada Goose
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 19, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/canada-goose

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Canada Goose. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 19, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/canada-goose

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Canada Goose". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/canada-goose

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Canada Goose". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/canada-goose

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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