Branta canadensis interior
English : Canada goose
French : Bernache du Canada
Class : Aves
Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Notes : 6 other subspecies known.
Adults can reach a maximum size of 110 cm for a wingspan of 1.80 m and a weight of 6.5 kg. Very variable but unmistakable. Black head and neck with white cheek patch. Rest of plumage brown-grey. Subspecies is larger with longer bill.
Range and habitat
The species breeds in most of north America and winters in south USA. This subspecies breeds in central and eastern Canada, winters in east USA. Lives in almost any possible habitat, always near water.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is very common around the world and has been introduced to many different countries. Race maxima has been reintroduced.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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