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Canada Goose

(engl: Canada Goose)

When the stomach growls ... 

Canadian Geese go ashore to graze for food during the day. At night they sleep on the water. They often travel several kilometers between sleeping and eating grounds.

Travelers among themselves 

Canadian Geese are perennial flyers and travel large distances each year between their breeding and wintering grounds. To save energy, the birds fly in a V formation. The leading bird creates a suction, which carries the successor. As the lead bird does most of the work, they are regularly replaced.

Kanadagans, Foto: Tom Burger
Kanadagans, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Kanadagans
Verbreitungsgebiet: Kanadagans
Scientific Surname Branta canadensis
Order Geese Birds
Family Anatidae
Size 100 cm
Weight 4 kg
Reproduction breeding period: 29 days, 5-7 eggs
Distribution worldwide, partly naturalized
Habitat waters, Meadow
Food Grasses, Roots, Clover, aquatic plant
Livestock secured except for a few subspecies