The Canada Goose Essay

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The Canada Goose

The Branta Canadensis, better known as the Canada Goose is a magnificent bird which can be found all over North America. People from all over North
America look towards the sky when the Canada Geese go honking overhead in their trademark "V" formation, and because they nest all over Canada and some of the
United States many people have a chance to witness the birds migration to the nesting grounds and back to the wintering grounds. The Canada Goose is respected by so many of us because of it's dignity and courage and refusal to give up. Over the years the Canada Goose has picked up many slang names, some of these are: Canadian Goose, Canadian Honker, Honker, Honker Goose, Big Honker,
Old Honker, Boy Goose, Bernache
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Branta Canadensis taverneri, also known as Taverner's Canada Goose weighs three and a half to five pounds and is dark in color (Wormer). Branta Canadensis leucopareia, also known as the Aleutian Canada Goose also weighs three and a half pounds and is identical to Taverner's Canada Goose except it has a narrow white ring separating the black neck from the dark grey-brown body (Wormer). Branta
Canadensis Parvipes, also known as the Lesser Canada Goose weighs six pounds and is light colored (Wormer). Branta Canadensis Occidentalis, also known as the
Dusky Canada Goose Weighs five to twelve pounds and is dark brown almost chocolate covered (Wormer). Branta Canadensis, also known as the Atlantic
Canada Goose weighs six to eleven pounds and is light colored (Wormer). Branta
Canadensis Interior, also known as Todd's Canada Goose also weighs six to eleven pounds and is medium colored (Wormer). Branta Canadensis Moffiti, also known as the Western Canada Goose weighs twelve to fifteen pounds and is medium colored
(Wormer). Branta Canadensis Fulva, also known as the Vancouver Canada Goose weighs six to thirteen pounds and is dark in color, ninety percent of this species do not migrate and live in British Columbia all year round (Wormer).
Branta Canadensis Maxima, also known as the Giant Canada Goose is said to be the most beautiful of all the subspecies but it is known that they are the most easily domesticated

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