Cackling Goose

Other Names: none

Distribution: northern Alaska and Canada in summer; coasts of the southern United States and northern Mexico in winter.

Cackling Goose distribution range map

Description:

Size: 90-100 cm in length with a 160-175 cm wingspan, weighing 1.4-3 kg.

Plumage: Almost identical to the Canada Goose. The head and neck are black with a white chin strap on the side of the face. The body is gray-brown to brown overall except for a white rump and tail. The legs, bill, and eyes are black.

Species image
Cackling Goose

Cackling Goose

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
alaska
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
florida
georgia
greenland
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
missouri
montana
nevada
new mexico
new york
north carolina
northwest territories
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
quebec
texas
washington
yukon
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
flying
perching
Behavior
soaring
Markings
cross
streaks
tailbands
Sounds
clear
harsh call
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
high perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
fields
Forests
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
rust
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species