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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: Zsuzsanna Helgeth
Verbreitungsgebiet: Kanadagans
Verbreitungsgebiet: Kanadagans
Wissenschaftl. Name Branta canadensis
Ordnung Geese Birds
Familie Anatidae
Größe bis 100 cm
Gewicht bis 4 kg
Fortpflanzung 5-7 Eier, Brutdauer ca. 29 Tage
Verbreitung worldwide, partly naturalized
Lebensraum waters, Meadow
Nahrung Grasses, Roots, Clover, aquatic plant
Bestand secured except for a few subspecies