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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

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Length (cm):
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80-105
Wingspan (cm):
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160-175
Weight (gram):
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3670-5410
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Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

Description of main identification features in chosen species' appearance.  Some bird anatomy terms are used, and it may be useful to study the photos above to learn them. All text written by Audun Eriksen.

Sound:

Description of song and calls, and what to listen for in the audio files, and when learning the species. Some music terminology is used. Timbre: tone colour or tone quality. Ritardando: Tempo slowing down gradually. Register break: abrupt change in pitch due to sudden jump in resonating length of throat (typically in long-necked birds).

Distribution:

Link to distribution map at birdguides

Ecology:

Link to webpage describing ecology and population of the species.

Links:

A collection of hyperlinks for each species can be found here. You can easily see latest observations, additional photos/sounds and watch videos of the species without having to search for the species name.

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Appearance:

A big, brownish, black and white goose. Differs from Barnacle Goose by a light brownish breast and a more brownish body. Base of bill and forehead black. White tail-coverts but black tail-feathers, and uniformly dark brown wings. Generally gives a large and long-necked impression, but different subspecies shows a lot of variation.

Sound:

Trumpet like, resonant, honking sounds. Closer to Whooper Swans than many of the other geese.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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Sounds:Recorded by Paul Driver,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

Similar species (image):
Likely confusion species, appearance
Similar species (sound):
Likely confusion species, calls
Silhouette Group:
Approximate shape of bird
Duck-like
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Several different images of the species

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Several different sounds of the species

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