CANADA GOOSE
(Branta Canadensis)
Bufflehead                  Canvasback


Geese of the World - Slimbridge
The Canada Goose is found in the North America Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)

North America
Breeding Habitat - North America
Aleutian Islands, Alaska and across Canada from the Yukon to Labrador and Newfoundland and South to Northern North America.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winter in Southern Canada, South to Mexico and the Gulf.

Conservation Status


Size
760mm to 1100mm (30" to 43")

Appearance - Drake
A Black head and neck with a White cheek patches on the face, a Black bill and Grey/Brown plumage. The underparts are Grey/Brown with a White belly and a Black tail with White underneath. The legs and feet are grey/Black.

Appearance - Duck
The female is similar but slightly smaller.

Habitat
Fields, Ponds, Lakes, Rivers and Reservoirs.

Diet
Grazes on Grass, Seeds, Grains, Crops, Aquatic Plants, Insects and small Fish.

Breeding Time
Late March to April or Late May to June.

Nest
Nests are built in a shallow depression lined with plants and down in an elevated position near water.

Eggs
Quantity: 2 to 9 (average of 5).
Colour: Cream/White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F
Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)
Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)
Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)
Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)
Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)
Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)
Coot (Fulica Atra)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)
Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)
Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)
Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)
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CANADA GOOSE
Bufflehead                  Canvasback
Canada Goose
©Nigel Key Canada Goose (Slimbridge March 2012)

The Canada Goose is a member of the Branta genus which consists generally of species with largely Black plumage, distinguishing them from the Anser genus who largely have Grey plumage.

The Canada Goose is frequently found on golf courses, parking lots etc and has become the most common waterfowl in North America, so much so that they can be regarded as a pest.
   Hear the Canada Goose's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Canada Goose (Slimbridge April 2015) Canada Goose (Slimbridge April 2015) Canada Goose (Slimbridge May 2015)
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Canada Goose (Slimbridge November 2013) Canada Goose (Slimbridge November 2013) Canada Goose (Slimbridge November 2013)
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Canada Goose (Slimbridge July 2012) Canada Goose (Slimbridge July 2012) Canada Goose (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Canada Goose (Slimbridge August 2010) Canada Goose (Slimbridge April 2011) Canada Goose (Slimbridge March 2012)
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