About this Species 

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Name:Canada Goose
Scientific Name: Branta Canadensis
Description:Canada geese vary from a small, duck-sized subspecies to the giant Canada goose, which can weigh up to 25 pounds and is the most common in Arkansas. They have brownish bodies with a long, black neck, white chinstrap and breast. Their bills and legs are black. Their loud, honking call gives them the nickname, “honkers.”
Habit:Canada geese are found on small farm ponds and lakes and in agricultural fields. Canadas feed on grasses, sedges, grains and berries. They nest across the U.S. and Canada. Female geese lay 2-8 eggs.
State Occurrence: Canada geese are most common in the northwest quarter of the state, where they were introduced in the mid-1980s. These year-round residents can be found across the state, and some migrate through the Mississippi River Valley in winter.
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