Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose
Canada Goose - Island Lake, IL
© Tom Benson
Canada Goose
Canada Geese - Chino, CA
© Tom Benson

The Canada Goose is a casual visitor to campus, with flocks of birds occasionally seen flying during early to mid February. It is a common winter visitor in southern California at agricultural areas, parks, and golf courses. Some birds have become domesticated and may be found year-round at parks and golf courses.

The Canada Goose can be identified by its mostly brownish body, and black head and neck with white cheeks and throat.


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