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Kennedy Lake
Tucson, Arizona
Canon Powershot SX10IS
12-19-2010

A rare sight for us Arizonans!

Canada Goose

Canada Goose is a common breeder from the interior of Canada and Alaska south through most of the U.S., nesting near wetlands of many sort, even in urban settings. It winters on farmland, wetlands and on golf courses.

None migratory populations in suburban areas are introduced in large flocks. Aberrant individuals with white flecking are often seen.

VOICE a familiar honk delivered singly or in accented pairs; hissing at nest.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • At least 11 subspecies of Canada Goose have been recognized and as of 2004 some of the smaller subspecies were designated their own species—the Cackling Goose.
  • While their eggs are incubating females lose their flight feathers, so they cannot fly until after their eggs hatch.
  • Researchers have identified about 13 different calls from Canada Geese. These vary including loud greeting/alarm calls and soft sounds from feeding geese.
  • A group of geese has many collective nouns, including a “blizzard”, “chevron”, “knot”, “plump”, and “string” of geese.

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Comments

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific details – did this guy chase you ?

  • No believe it or not! Myself and Sherry Pundt went looking for him and being that Sherry has ducks of her own, we came prepared with duck food. We sat there and fed them. He ate right out of her hands and was damn near in our laps! he was not aggressive at all! I was like a kid at the petting Zoo (no we didn’t pet them)…lol Thank you Tony!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot!
    They are such big birds!

  • Thank you Trish, he was big and beautiful!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

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