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Cackling Goose

Branta hutchinsii

Description:

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.

Notes:

Left in reference shot with duck for size comparison.


1 Species ID Suggestions

Canadian Goose
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1 Comment

Leilah
Leilah 7 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.

Leilah
Spotted by
Leilah

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 49.10, Long: -123.18

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

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