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Canada Goose
(Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose
Photo © David Blevins
Canada Goose Information

Length: 25 - 45"

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.

: 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
Calls and sounds of 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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