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Branta canadensis parvipes
I saw this smaller Canada goose among the others at Van Saun today.
I had seen it before, and had asked the local Audubon society if they thought it was a cackling goose, but they said no. Now, after consulting the ID book, it may be a Lesser Canada Goose (parvipes) Can someone help with ID? Thanks! The goose on the left is the one in question. The photo allows you to see it next to a normal Canada goose. Note the smaller size and much shorter, stubbier neck,
Spotted on Feb 9, 2012
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012