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Cackling vs. Canada

posted by CarlIngwell at
on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 

It seems that there has been some confusion between Lesser Canada, Canada and Cackling geese lately (myself included!). This morning I remembered a great article on telling the two apart, and I thought I'd share. It's rather lengthy, but there are some pictures with descriptions for those that don't like as many words. Hopefully this will help some people out, as I know it's helped me.

Canada Vs. Cackling

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2 Comments:
Blogger Stephanie Greenwood said...

Thanks for this post, Carl, it really helped. :)

January 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Tim Avery said...

Thanks for sharing Carl. One issue in Utah is that people often associate the diminutive size of a white cheeked goose with only being Cackling. The problem really is the Parvipes subspecies which are similar in size. Just because a goose is small doesn't make it a cackler--the shape of the head and bill are very important and should be studied carefully.

January 24, 2012 at 6:59 AM  

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