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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Canada Goose - Brantha canadensis Canada Goose - Brantha canadensis

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Canada Goose - Brantha canadensis Canada Goose - Brantha canadensis

Canada Goose:   UK Status: Resident, re-enforced by overwintering migrants.

Habitat: This goose was introduced to the British Isles, from North America, and is not a native species. To be found on many lakes, pools, rivers and canals, this goose can be quite tame, and some times confrontational. Like other geese species, some times they are quite happy to snap, and peck at you if you are offering them food.

Breeding: Canada Geese numbers in the UK are estimated at being 54,000 breeding pairs. Overwinter these numbers swell to about 160, 000 individuals, including migrants. They nest near to water on open, and slightly elevated ground, often on small islands, with a good line of sight in all directions. Nests are mainly constructed by the females, and are made of reeds, and perhaps some grass.

Comment: Usually seen in large flocks, this bird is probably the most common goose in the British Isles. Found throughout the UK, with the exception of northern Scotland. Some times known as Canadian Goose, which is just a variation of its official Canada Goose name. Cackling Geese are almost identical to Canada's, though is not usually seen in the UK. The Canada's call is a honk, Cackling cackle.

 

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
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Canada Goose - Brantha canadensis Canada Goose - Brantha canadensis Canada Goose - Brantha canadensis Canada Goose - Brantha canadensis

 

      

      

 

 

      

      

 

 

      

      

 

 

      

      

 

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