Species Factsheet

Branta canadensis


Complete name: Branta canadensis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomy: Aves » Chordata » Aves » Anseriformes » Anatidae » Branta canadensis
Authors: Susan Shirley
Last updated: February 2nd, 2007

Common Names

Canada goose.


Branta canadensis

Short Description

A large grey-brown goose inhabiting terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Omnivorous, feeding mostly on plant materials, rhizomes, stems, leaves, seeds and fruit. Distinguished by a black head, neck and tail with a large white chin strap.