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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Canadian Goose

A Canadian Goose rest its head within the soft down feathers that are beneath the tougher exterior feathers. Canadian Geese come into Texas for the Winter, and although not as abundant as Snow Geese in these parts; of which I have seen them number in the thousands upon thousands, they are still quite common. Snow Geese are listed as a "Least Concern" bird species with numbers increasing.

Canadian Goose 2016

Size & Shape
Canada Geese are big waterbirds with a long neck, large body, large webbed feet, and wide, flat bill.

Color Pattern
Canada Geese have a black head with white cheeks and chinstrap, black neck, tan breast, and brown back.

Behavior
Canada Geese feed by dabbling in the water or grazing in fields and large lawns. They are often seen in flight moving in pairs or flocks; flocks often assume a V formation.

Habitat
Just about anywhere near lakes, rivers, ponds, or other small or large bodies of water, and in yards, park lawns, and farm fields


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