Canada Goose

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Canada Goose
Canada geese.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vetebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Anserimorphae
Order Anseriformes
Infraorder Anserides
Family Information
Family Anatidae
Sub-family Anserinae
Tribe Information
Tribe Anserini
Genus Information
Genus Branta
Species Information
Species B. canadensis
Population statistics

The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) of the family Anatidae, is a medium to large-sized waterfowl native to North America. Introduced feral populations are in Britain and other northern European countries. A separate population breeds in Asia on Kamchatka and in Japan.

The Canada goose is instantly recognizable, having brownish-gray plumage with a black neck and head. It has a white chinstrap-like mark on its head, which is the main factor in recognizing this goose. Its call is the familiar "honk" sound associated with most geese.

It breeds in Alaska and Canada, and migrates south to the United States for the winter.