Branta canadensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Canada Goose

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Vertebrate

Sublevel 2: Bird

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Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

Genus: Branta

Species: Branta canadensis

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native Migrant, Introduced

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: Yes

Listing:
See Notes

Rarity Designations:
RI WAP (2015) - SGCN (Atlantic population)
RI WAP (2015) - SGCN (North Atlantic population)

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

NOTES

Considered a nuisance because of the droppings they leave on lawns, golf courses, and other manicured grassy areas.

PHOTOS OF Branta canadensis

PHOTOS OF SPECIES ASSOCIATIONS