The Canada Goose

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The Branta Canadensis, better known as the Canada Goose is a magnificent

bird which can be found all over North America. People from all over North

America look towards the sky when the Canada Geese go honking overhead in

their trademark 'V' formation, and because they nest all over Canada and some of

the United States many people have a chance to witness the birds migration to the

nesting grounds and back to the wintering grounds. The Canada Goose is

respected by so many of us because of it's dignity and courage and refusal to give

up. Over the years the Canada Goose has picked up many slang names, some of

these are: Canadian Goose, Canadian Honker, Honker, Honker Goose, Big

Honker, Old Honker, Boy Goose, Bernache (French for Barnacle Goose), Big

Mexican Goose, Blackee, Blacknecked Goose, Brant, French Goose, Northern

Goose, Reef Goose, Ringneck, Wavy, and White-cheeked Goose (Wormer).

The Canada Goose has excellent eyesight which makes it difficult to hunt

because the Goose can see the hunter well before the hunter ever sees the goose

(Wormer). This eyesight is essential for flying though, a Canada Goose can see

three quarters of a sphere without moving its head (Wormer). The Canada Goose

also has an acute sense of hearing, it's ears are positioned on the side of it's head

(Wormer). They have either no sense of smell or a very poor one, but this does not

impede the goose in any way (Wormer). Although there is a large variation in size

all subspecies of Canada Geese look the same physically (Wormer) The male and

female Canada Goose...