Description of the Canadian Goat Goose: photo and video review
- 27 Jul 15:15
The Canadian Goose is a beautiful and widely distributed bird in Canada and the United States. There is also information that they met with us. But due to its prevalence, it has become an attractive trophy for any hunter. What kind of Canadian goers look like, where they live and why they likelike hunters, read on in the article below.
- 1 What breeds do exist?
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Where can a bird be found?
- 4 Accommodation and diet
- 5 How does breeding occur?
- 6 Video of Canadian Gooseberries with
What breeds do they have?
To begin with, let's take a look at the Canadian Geese breeds. Here things are quite difficult, because the thoughts of scientists are quite controversial. One is to allocate only 2 species, others - 8, and the third at all - 10-11 subspecies. So how to be and how many subspecies really exists?
To be exact, there are 12 subspecies of the Canadian Battle.1 of them are already considered completely missing. Other 11 can be divided into two types, these are large birds, which shape and structure of the body resemble home-made geese and smaller ones, which are more like duck-overgrowths. Here are two kinds of you.
If we talk about anthropometric data, then they are quite diverse. On average, the length of the body can vary from 55 cm to 110 cm, the weight - from 2 kg to 5.5-6.5 kg, and the width of the wings - from 120 cm to 185 cm. But there are all breeds and something general - this is a colorplumage. It remains approximately the same independently, to which subspecies belongs the bird and which dimensions it has.
The head of the quarry is painted in black with a shiny tint, the same color of the neck. On the sides of the head there are white spots. They capture the goose chin, his throat and cheek. In some cases, there may be a small white spot on the forehead. The top of the abdomen and the sides of the trunk are painted in grayish tones, occasionally they may be white or have a wavy chocolate color.
The bottom of the goose belly and its sole is exclusively white. In some subspecies, black feathers on the neck end with a narrow white collar. The back and shoulders of the birds are dark brown, and the tips of the feathers on them are black. The tail color may be either black or black-brown. Also, the black feet in the Canarian Goat and the beak, and the iris of the eyes are shaking.
Young individuals differ in color from adult plumage. In them, feathers of black color are replaced by feathers of light brown, dim color. Also, white markings have blurred outlines. In chicks, the color of the gun is exclusively yellow-brown. A more detailed look at the bird can be found in the photo in the article.
Where can I find a bird?
North America is the birthplace of the Canadian Goose. It mainly resides here in Canada and Alaska, as well as in all islands of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. For a long time the bird was a common occurrence in the north of the United States, namely in Kansas, Utah, California and Mass. Also favorite places of nesting these geese were Commander's and Kuril Islands. Now she is brought to New Zealand, Northwest Europe and to the island of Great Britain.
Places of residence and diet
Favorite habitats are the banks of many rivers, reservoirs, swamps and often flooded lowlands. Interesting is the fact that the Canadian geese are very well adapted for walking on the ground, and also excellent swimming, but here they are flying not so much. It is when an attempt to take off a bird often becomes a victim of another hunter. Its dietary meat and the large size of the carcass is a great trophy, which is why the bird's stock at her home has dropped sharply. There, during the hunting season, about 400,000 Canadian bulls are shot.
Now let's understand the diet. It includes a variety of plant foods. Their favorite delicacies are eels, plantain, and buccaria. Also, do not panic to visit the fields of corn and barley.
How does the reproduction occur?
Canadian Geese Martial Games is a pretty fairy tale. The whole process takes place on the water. The goose bends the neck so that it can touch the beak to touch the chest, as shown in the photo. In such an image he swims up to a goose. If at that time there is a competitor, then he is expelled by the male, and also the male can disperse before the process of all waterfowl, which are located around the female. In this way, he takes care that all the attention of the females is drawn only to him.
If a partner is interested in a goose, then it first folds like a male neck and then immerses it in water. This action means the willingness to pair the female. The process of mating also runs on the water. A goose iron on a goose, clinging to a beak at its head and with wings spread out with it. Ends the action of a male loud and powerful waves of his wings, accompanied by a loud cry.
A favorite place for nesting females is small islands of land that are surrounded by water on all sides. Occasionally a bird can nest in the hollows of trees. The nest of goose cuddle on the ground and plentifully lined it with its fluff. One female can carry in the season from 3 to 6 eggs with white or cream color of the shell. The hatching process takes about 28 days.
All the time, the male is near his beloved and is actively involved in the process of nursing. The chicks, after a few hours after the emergence of the world, can inevitably wander their parents. Female and male care about their offspring up to 2.5 months, that is, while the chicks do not learn to fly. By this time the adult birds end with molting. Interestingly, after almost a year already the chicks do not leave their parents.
The sexual maturity of the chicks comes on the second year of their lives. In the eyes of some special factors, it can come in a more prolonged period. In nature, the Canadian geese have a lot of enemies, but they ran well from them due to excellent hearing and vision. On average, birds live no more than 12 years, but it was officially recorded that the Canadian goose lived for 30 years and four months.
Video "Canadian Gooseberry Gooseberry"
In this video, you can observe the feeding of birds, as well as look at their appearance and behavior.