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Canada Goose

Canada Goose

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Scientific Name:

Branta canadensis


Καναδάς, Αλάσκα, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες, Μεξικό. Έχει εισαχθεί στη Δ. Ευρώπη.


Vegetarian - roots, stems, leaves, fruits, aquatic plants, grains, seaweeds, clam shells, crops, grass.


Habitat: wide diversity of habitats, from tundra to semi-desert and in wooded or open country always close to water.

Incubation: 24-30 days / 4-7 eggs

Social structure: family groups or large flocks

Weight: max15kg

Dimensions: max 160cm wing span: max 2.4m

Lifespan: ~20

Estimated population in the wild: 600,000-610,000

Threats: No significant threats their population is increasing.

Did you know that:

  1. They are migratory birds, flying in a V shape formation. They have been recorded to fly at altitudes of 9kms.
  2. They are monogamous. If one mate dies, the remaining partner finds another mate.
  3. They are known for their honking noise which they use in order to communicate while flying.
  4. Due to their social nature, pairs with goslings often join other parents in groups. They remain together, sometimes until the next breeding season.
  5. This species is considered the most harmful alien bird species present in Europe.

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