Canada Goose

3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Wildlife Post Card Series Subject 10 Restore Protect Conserve America's Wildlife Resources. Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis) Wedges of Geese passing overhead are as symbolic of spring as the first Robins. The musical "honking" of the V-shaped flocks is a very exciting sound. These black-necked, white-cheeked fellows are far from being the "silly Geese" that their barnyard bretheren are. The would not survive long in the wild, if they were not quite intelligent. Although some Canada Gese nest in parts of the United States, ost of them pass the summer in Canada - some as far north as the Arctic circle. The nest is placed on the high spot of ground, or on a little island. five to nie buffy-white eggs are laid on a bedding of down. The newly hatched Goslings are buffy yellow. Several races of Canada Geese are recognized - one, the Cackling Goose, which spends the winter in California, is almost as small as a Mallard Duck.

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