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Canada Goose
(Branta canadensis)

    
        
Canada Goose
Photo © David Blevins
 
Canada Goose Information
     
Length: 25 - 45"

Habitat:
Breeding habitat: Freshwater marshes, saltwater marshes, swamps, sloughs, ponds, lakes, rivers.

Winter habitat: Coastal bays and estuaries, lakes with areas of ice-free water, wet fields, agricultural croplands.


Diet
: Submerged aquatic vegetation;shoots and stems of sedges, grasses,
and other aquatic plants; seeds and cultivated
grains; some insects, berries, crustaceans, mollusks.
 
 
Canada Goose ID TipsIdentification tips for the Canada Goose
 
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Canada Goose Breeding Map Canada Goose Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Photo of Canada Goose, description, distribution, reproduction, ecology, behavior, and vocalization (sound file). From Aquatic Environments.
 
     
   

 

 


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