Male Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Scientific name: Branta canadensis

Did you know that Canada Geese are one of the most iconic and recognizable birds in the UK? With their distinctive black neck and head, white chinstrap, and long, powerful wings, these birds are truly striking to behold.

These birds are skilled fliers
They are known for their long migrations, flying thousands of miles each year to reach their breeding and wintering grounds.

Canada Geese are highly adapted to life in the cold
They have a thick layer of insulating feathers and are able to withstand extreme temperatures.

They are one of the most popular and much-loved species in the UK
These birds are a common sight in gardens, parks, and other urban areas, and are enjoyed by people of all ages.

The Canada Goose is a truly remarkable bird that is a delight to observe! When you next spot a Canada Goose, take a moment to appreciate their incredible beauty and adaptability.

Canada Goose Images

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Facts About The Canada Goose

Diet: They eat vegetation such as: grass, roots, seeds and leaves.
Bird Family: Ducks, geese and swans
Length: 90 - 110cm
Wingspan: 140 - 180cm
Weight: 4.2 - 5kg
Scientific Name: Branta canadensis

The Canada Goose Can Be Seen In The UK During The Following Months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December