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Canada Goose  - Branta canadensis

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis

Canada Goose is the largest goose seen in Quebec. It spends the warm season in the Montreal area, and breeds along the rivers and lake shores. Quite territorial and defensive during breeding season, the geese join themselves in large flocks for migration in autumn.

Common Names

How to Identify

Clearly distinguishable from other geese species with its brown body, black neck and head with white cheeks. The only similar species is the Brant, which is smaller and doesn't have the white cheeks but a white ring around the neck.

Where & When to Spot

In Montreal area from spring to autumn. Canada geese arrive as soon as the lakes and river shores are not frozen anymore. They group up in large flocks during autumn before migrating South late October, early November.

Restlessness in the Nursery

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - May 16, 2021

NIKON Z 6; 70-200mm f/2.8; Focal Length 200mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f2.8; Iso 180;
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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Rapids Park Lachine - March 16, 2019

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1600; Aperture f9.0; Iso 360;
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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Rapids Park Lachine - April 29, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 250;
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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

mont-saint-bruno - May 17, 2015

NIKON D7100; 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 70mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 200;
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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Rapids Park Lachine - November 16, 2013

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215.0 mm; Focal Length 164mm; Exposure 1/160; Aperture f5.6; Iso 125;
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