The Canadian goose is also known by the Latin name Branta canadensis or—more familiarly—the wild goose. It’s a migratory bird that comes back to nest each year in the same location, generation after generation. Its black head, long neck, and beak contrast with its completely white cheeks, throat, and chest. The rest of its body is grey and brown with lighter edges.
The lifestyle of the Canadian goose
Canadian goose habitat :
Canadian geese are fond of wet environments, such as ponds, lakes, and rivers. It’s a bird species that has been able to adapt to urbanization, despite the encroachment on its natural environment that this causes. Recognized as being a migratory species, geese are characterized by their V-shaped flight formation, a highly distinctive trait that can be observed during the periods when they leave or return to Quebec. This bird is particularly noisy, especially in flight.
Canadian goose diet :
Canadian geese adopt a vegetarian diet. They primarily feed on grains, herbs, grasses, berries, and aquatic plants.
Canadian goose reproduction :
The Canadian goose is a monogamous bird that chooses its companion during the second year of its life and keeps it for its whole life. To build its nest, it prefers a location on the ground near water. The female lays five to seven eggs there, which she covers between 25 and 28 days. For his part, the male ensures the protection of the nest during this period. Several weeks after hatching, the goslings that have survived are ready to fly away as a family.
The Canadian goose appears on the list of species protected by laws concerning migratory birds. That’s why large colonies of this species can now be seen near ponds and lakes, in cities and parks, on golf courses and riverbanks, and near where humans live. Our team has a solution for all the problems caused by geese.