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Canada goose

Branta canadensis

Description:

Fairly large brown bird white breast, dark legs, head and upper body.

Habitat:

Bolsa Chica, wetlands

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10 Comments

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

Thanks Caleb.

Caleb Strand
Caleb Strand 4 years ago

Sorry haven't been active lately. Looks good for a Canada Goose.With its head facing slightly down and to the right. When I first looked at the photo what looked like a bill first struck me as a BRBO but the shape and structure is all wrong for a booby but perfect for a goose and I can actually see the head now and am quite confident in my identification even regarding the photo quality,

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

When you took the photo did the bird look more like a large gull like or goose like.

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

Check out the vertical black band above the left leg of your bird. It is very similar to this photo:
http://www.birdinginformation.com/wp-con...

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

When I zoom in, I realize that what looks like a fleshy-pink bill is actually a strip of land in the background. What looks like the rest of the head is actually the back of a goose's long neck and small head - most likely that of a Brant judging by the extensive white underparts. The stocky legs set far apart and the bulky undercarriage are indicative of a goose as well. Additionally, Brown Boobies are typically observed on prominent perches such as rocky outcroppings or man-made structures rather than on the ground or, especially, in shallow water.

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

No other photo.

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

I thought so too, Just wouldnt thinnk one of those wouldbe hanging aroung the Bolsa Chica Echological Reserve in huntington beach.

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

white and brow sure looks like it possibly

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

Photo is way out of focus. Any other photos of it?

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

please help ID this bird Ashley, Joshua, Jim, Caleb, Hema.

Desmond.E.S.O
Spotted by
Desmond.E.S.O

Huntington Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 23, 2016
Submitted on Dec 24, 2016

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