Cackling Goose and Canada Goose Photos
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Taverner's Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii tavernerni) profile; average length: 27"; average wingspan: 47"; weight: 4.5-6 lbs.
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Taverner's Cackling Goose - stubby bill with nearly straight culmen, fairly steep forehead, roundish head; this individual has a paler breast than most; easily confused with Lesser Canada Goose.
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Taverner's Cackling Goose - as with the other subspecies of Cackling and Canada Goose, occasionally has a white neck band. Usually has paler breast than Lesser Canada Goose, though there is lots of variation in breast color of both.
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Taverner's Cackling Goose at the Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima, WA. Oct. 15, 2012. Nikon Coolpix P510.
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The second of two Taverner's Cackling Geese at the Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima, WA. Oct. 15, 2012. Nikon Coolpix P510.
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Taverner's Cackling Goose with two Mallards at the Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima, WA. The Mallards appear to be larger than the goose. Oct. 15, 2012. Nikon Coolpix P510.
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Taverner's' Cackling Goose (front) with Lesser Canada Goose (back) - Taverner's is slightly smaller with stubbier bill and rounder head.
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Ridgway's Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii minima) profile; average length: 25"; average wingspan: 43"; weight: 3-4 lbs.
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Ridgway's Cackling Goose (B. h. minima) - smallest of the Cackling Geese subspecies; very small bill; very dark breast in adults, paler in immatures; adult breast color tinted with purple; barely larger than a Mallard.
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Ridgway's Cackling Goose (B. h. minima) adult - very dark breast that is almost purple.
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Ridgway's Cackling Goose (B. h. minima) immature - paler breast than adult; this one shows narrow white neck band.
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Adult Ridgway's Cackling Goose (B. h. minima) at Bottle Beach, Grays Harbor County, WA. Note the purplish breast. Oct. 21, 2012. Nikon Colpix P510.
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Ridgway's Cackling Goose (B. h. minima) at the Yakima Area Arboretum, Yakima, WA. Feb. 18, 2013. Nikon Coolpix P510.
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A second Ridgway's Cackling Goose (B. h. minima) at the Yakima Area Arboretum, Yakima, WA. Feb. 18, 2013. Nikon Coolpix P510.
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Aleutian Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) profile; average length: 27"; average wingspan: 48"; weight: 4.5-5.5 lbs.
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Aleutian Cackling Goose - small size, very small bill, dark chin stripe on throat that separates cheek patches, wide white band on neck.
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Aleutian Cackling Goose - dark breast (bright sun makes this bird look paler than it really is).
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Richardson's Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii hutchinsii) profile; average length: 27"; average wingspan: 47"; weight: 3-7 lbs.
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Richardson's Cackling Goose - largest of the Cackling Geese; squarish head, steep forehead, usually has very pale breast.
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Richardson's Cackling Goose (right) with Taverner's Cackling Goose (left) - Richardson's is slightly larger, head is squarer with steeper forehead.
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Moffit's or Great Basin Canada Goose (Branta canadensis moffitii) profile; average length: 45"; average wingspan: 60"; weight: 8-14 lbs.
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Moffit's (Great Basin) Canada Goose - largest and most common of the CANG in the Western U. S. Large bill, pale breast.
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Moffit's (Great Basin) Canada Goose; large size, large concave bill, pale breast. Some individuals have a white neck band.
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Dusky Canada Goose (Branta canadensis occidentalis) profile; average length: 38"; wingspan: 55"; average weight: 7-9 lbs.
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Dusky Canada Goose - darkest of the subspecies of Canada Goose and smaller than all CANG subspecies but Lesser Canada Goose.
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Dusky Canada Goose - frequently shows a very round head.
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Dusky Canada Goose - very dark breast; very similar to Vancouver Canada Goose, though slightly smaller; difficult to separate these two subspecies in the field.
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Lesser Canada Goose (Branta canadensis parvipes) profile; average length: 36"; wingspan: 53"; average weight: 5-6 lbs.
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Lesser Canada Goose - smallest of the Canada Goose subspecies; similar to Taverner's Cackling Goose, though slightly larger, larger bill, usually paler breast.
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Lesser Canada Goose at the Yakima Area Arboretum, Yakima, WA. Very similar to Taverner's Cackling Goose, though the bill is larger and the head is usually "squarer" looking. Jan. 6, 2014. Nikon Coolpix P510.
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Lesser Canada Goose (front) with Moffit's (Great Basin) Canada Goose (back) - very similar in appearance to Moffit's, though much smaller.
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Giant Canada Goose (Branta canadensis maxima)profile - largest of the Canada Goose subspecies. Weight: 14-15 lbs.
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Giant Canada Goose - largest of the Canada Goose subspecies; AOU removed it from CANG subspecies list due to interbreeding with other subspecies.
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Giant Canada Goose - large size; pale breast; usually has white patch on forehead; white cheek patch very large.
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