(Branta canadensis)

Not native to the UK, the Canada goose is very much part of the furniture. They can often be seen in our parks by ponds, lakes, canal. They will usually be found by water.

Biology

Food

Canada geese feed on grass, insects, fish, will also eat grain when available. They will also skim the top of lakes, canal etc

Habitat

Can be found by river, waterways,  such as small lakes ponds, canals, they will normally nest by water. 

Canadian Goose

Description

  • Black neck with cheek patches

  • Brown and white body

  • up to 100 cm in length

  • Clutch of around 5 eggs

  • Live for around 5 years

Canada geese fly in a V formation

Can be seen throughout the year

Canada geese raise their goslings by water, so they can escape predators when needed

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