Branta canadensis


With a black head and neck and a white “chinstrap” which distinguishes the Canadian Goose from all other goose species. There are seven subspecies of this bird, of varying sizes and plumage details, but all are recognisable as Canadian Geese.


This species is native to North America. It breeds in Canada and the northern United States.

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Canadian Goose Distribution Map


10 - 24 years.


76 - 110 cm long with a 127 - 180 cm wingspan.


They are herbivores although they sometimes eat small insects and fish. Their diet includes green vegetation and grains.


Dense grasslands, streams, lakes and ponds.


During the 2nd year of their lives, they find a mate and remain monogamous all of their lives. 2 - 9 eggs are laid on an elevated area near water. The incubation lasts for 24 - 28 days.