Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

General Description: Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) are big, sexually monomorphic geese. The body is dark brown above, lighter below and white on the belly; the long neck, head, and bill are black, and the chin is white. The outside of the eyelids are white, so it looks like the eyes are open when the bird is sleeping.

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes. Also stubble fields.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Where to Find: Neighborhood ponds, parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park), Floyd Lamb State Park, and the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. To find them in more natural habitat, visit the Pahranagat Valley or the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: None.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada Geese on a floating log in the Columbia River, Oregon
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada Goose in stubble field (Overton WMA).
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Geese foraging in stubble field (Overton WMA).
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada Goose (right) with numbered neck collar (Overton WMA).
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada Goose with a numbered neck collar
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) leg band
Numbered leg band. Wildlife managers do a lot of work with geese
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Proud parents herding the kids.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
On guard with two goslings (Floyd Lamb State Park).
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) goslings
Three Canada Goose goslings (Floyd Lamb State Park).
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
The kids sure grow up fast!
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada Geese often fly in V-shape formation...
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
but sometimes in long lines.

 
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