Canada Goose ( Branta canadensis )
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Branta canadensis is a common goose in the North America. It can be found from Alaska south to Labrador and down to California and Great Lakes. The smallest species occur in western Alaska. The largest species can be found in Canada and they are almost four times as heavy. Branta canadensis spent winter time on the western or eastern coast of the US or south to the Caribbean.
The Canada goose has got a black head with a white band above the throat. The plumage is brownish with a whitish area around the abdomen. Feet and legs are black colored. The males and the females are similar with a size of about 110 cm (43 inches).
Although the Canada geese are not able to fly when moulting, they can dive very fast in order to escape danger. When migrating they fly in flocks in a V-shaped formation, which is rather fascinating. These birds are highly adaptable therefore their population has increased especially in Europe. They generally inhabit areas that are close to the water. Their nest in made of vegetation on the ground. They are vegetarian. The females lay up to seven white eggs.