Canada Goose

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Canada Goose
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anserinae
Tribe: Anserini
Genus: Branta
Species: B. canadensis
Binomial name
Branta canadensis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • B. c. occidentalisDusky Canada Goose, (Baird, 1858)
  • B. c. fulvaVancouver Canada Goose, (Delacour, 1951)
  • B. c. parvipesLesser Canada Goose, (Cassin, 1852)
  • B. c. moffittiMoffitt's Canada Goose, (Aldrich, 1946)
  • B. c. maximaGiant Canada Goose, (Delacour, 1951)
  • B. c. interiorInterior Canada Goose, (Todd, 1938)
  • B. c. canadensisAtlantic Canada Goose, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Canada Goose distribution

The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is a wild goose with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, it is occasionally found in northern Europe, and has been introduced to other temperate regions.