Canada Geese

Scientific Name: Branta Canadensis

Status: Least Concern (LC)

The Canada geese (Branta canadensis) is a large wild goose with a black head and neck, white cheeks, white under its chin, and a brown body. It is native to the arctic and temperate regions of North America, and it is occasionally found during migration across the Atlantic in northern Europe. It has been introduced to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand, Japan, Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands.[2] Like most geese, the Canada geese is primarily herbivorous and normally migratory; it tends to be found on or close to fresh water.

Habitat: Grassland, Wetlands (inland). This species occurs in a wide diversity of habitats, from tundra to semi-desert and in wooded or open country and is frequently found in agricultural or urban areas.

Animal Location: Terrific Trails
Diet: The diet is primarily plant materials, including stems, leaves, tubers, fruits and seeds.

Reproduction: The species is generally monogamous. It builds a shallow nest of vegetation, lined with down and feathers, on ground, frequently near waterbodies. Clutches are usually four to seven eggs.