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This was at the koi pond at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
The bills are also a little different. It can be hard to use the unless you have the right angle and lighting. The scientific name for the Canada Goose is Branta canadensis. I would appreciate having that added. Also, here is a link entry.http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/85/_/Ca...
@ 1Sarah2: I can't decide if you're right or not. One of the key differences appears to be neck length, but I can't tell because it's got its neck all curled up. I wish I could see the tail markings, that would be another way. According to the range chart, cackling geese don't come to Alabama, but then again, those things are never 100% accurate. Cackling geese are a subspecies of canada anyway, so we're probably both at least half right. :)
Well, Canadas are known to be migratory, we see them all the time down here. Some of them have even made permanent homes. :)
wow that is a long way from home lol and it's definitively a Canada goose, its big
Spotted on Apr 3, 2011 Submitted on Oct 19, 2011
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