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Cackling Goose

Branta hutchinsii


The Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) is a North American bird of the genus Branta of black geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species.


Left in reference shot with duck for size comparison.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Canadian Goose

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1 Comment

Leilah 8 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion, but this is not a Canada goose. The picture of the goose with a duck is intended to show how small it is - barely larger than a mallard. The sighting and ID was verified with multiple people at Reifel.

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Aug 24, 2010
Submitted on Jan 15, 2012

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