Canada goose (Branta canadensis)

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The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is a large wild goose species with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brown body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, its migration occasionally reaches northern Europe.

Canada geese are primarily herbivores, although they sometimes eat small insects and fish.Their diet includes green vegetation and grains. The Canada goose eats a variety of grasses when on land. It feeds by grasping a blade of grass with the bill, then tearing it with a jerk of the head. The Canada goose also eats beans and grains such as wheat, rice, and corn when they are available. In the water, it feeds from silt at the bottom of the body of water. It also feeds on aquatic plants, such as seaweeds. In urban areas, it is also known to pick food out of garbage bins.They are also commonly hand fed a variety of grains by humans in parks all over America.

Rare bird , normaly with other species og geese.

photo: Mihai BACIU

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