Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

– very large goose, larger than Greylag Goose
– introduced in WP, self-sustaining, migratory breeding populations
– diurnal migrant
– migrates in flocks in formation

BIF578_MPU_I1Q7438_150701_cangoo-canadensis-2-AD_d_ruegen
Canada Goose Branta c. canadensis
BIF0578, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF936_MPU_I8Z0980_100315_cangoo_d_ruegen
Canada Goose Branta c. canadensis
BIF0936, 15/03/2010, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF937_MPU_I8Z0982_100315_cangoo_d_ruegen
Canada Goose Branta c. canadensis
BIF0937, 15/03/2010, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF938_MPU_I8Z2840_100324_cangoo_d_ostsee
Canada Goose Branta c. canadensis
BIF0938, 24/03/2010, Baltic Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

BIF939-3_PFR11807_1-10_160211_BIO_cangoo-canadensis-FL-FC_nl_biesbosch_REF-S_C
Canada Goose Branta c. canadensis
BIF0939, 11/02/2016, Biesbosch, Netherlands, Patrick Franke
Telinga Parabolic Reflector

comparison species:
Barnacle Goose
Brent Goose

#waterbird #waterfowl #wildfowl #invasivespecies

#ornithology #birdmigration #birdID #birdguide #birding #birdwatching #birdsound #westernpalearctic #europe #vismig #flightcalls #middleeast #northernafrica #workinprogress