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Canada Goose

Branta canadensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is a goose with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, it also occasionally migrates to northern Europe, and has been introduced to Britain, New Zealand, and other temperate regions. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Branta

Scientific:
  Branta canadensis

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.123

Protonym:
  Anas canadensis

Avibase ID:
  B59E18633E2EFD25

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B59E1863

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174999

Geographic range:

  • Branta canadensis canadensis: Breeds Labrador and Newfoundland; winters to Florida
  • Branta canadensis interior: Breeds ne Canada; winters to Florida and Louisiana
  • Branta canadensis parvipes: Central Alaska to Canadian prairie provinces; winters s US
  • Branta canadensis moffitti: N Great Plains, Great Basin, and s Canada; southward in winter. Introduced widely.
  • Branta canadensis maxima: Formerly Great Plains; now only on wildlife reserves
  • Branta canadensis occidentalis: SW Alaska (Prince William Sound to Copper River Delta)
  • Branta canadensis fulva: coastal southern Alaska to British Columbia; primarily resident
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English:
Canada Goose
Czech:
berneška velká
German:
Kanadagans
Danish:
Canadagås
Spanish:
Barnacla canadiense grande
Finnish:
kanadanhanhi
French:
Bernache du Canada
Icelandic:
Kanadagæs
Italian:
Oca canadese
Japanese:
kanadagan
Japanese:
カナダガン
Dutch:
Grote Canadese Gans
Norwegian:
Kanadagås
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kanadagås
Polish:
bernikla kanadyjska
Portuguese:
Ganso do Canadá
Russian:
Канадская казарка
Slovak:
bernikľa veľká
Swedish:
kanadagås
Ukrainian:
Казарка канадська
Chinese:
加拿大黑雁


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Canada Goose ( Branta canadensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Canada Goose ( Branta canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Greater Canada Goose ( Branta canadensis)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Canada Goose ( Branta canadensis)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Canada Goose ( Branta canadensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Bernache du Canada ( Branta canadensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Canada Goose ( Branta canadensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Branta canadensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Branta canadensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Branta [canadensis or hutchinsii] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Asturian: Gansu Canadiense, Gansu de Canada
Belarusian: Казарка канадская, Канадская казарка
Bulgarian: Канадска гъска
Breton: Ar garreli-Kanada
Catalan: Oca del Canadà
Catalan (Balears): Oca del Canadà
Czech: Berneška velká
Welsh: Gŵydd Canada
Danish: Atlantisk Canadagås, Canadagås, Kanadagås
German: Atlantische Kanadagans, Kanadagans
English: Atlantic Canada goose, Canada goose, Eastern Canada Goose, Greater Canada Goose, Wild goose
English (IOC): Canada Goose
Esperanto: Kanada ansero
Spanish: Barnacla canadiense, Barnacla canadiense grande, Ganso canadiense, Ganso de Canadá
Spanish (Argentine): Ganso Canadiense
Spanish (Cuba): Ganso de Canadá
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Ganso canadiense
Spanish (Spain): Barnacla Canadiense Grande
Spanish (HBW): Barnacla canadiense grande
Spanish (Mexico): Ganso Canadiense, Ganso Canadiense Mayor
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Ganso Canadiense
Estonian: Kanada lagle
Basque: Branta kanadarra, Oca del Canadà
Finnish: Kanadanhanhi
Faroese: Øshvít gás
French: Bernache du Canada
Irish: Gé Cheanadach
Gaelic: Gèadh Chanada, Gèadh Dubh
Galician: Ganso do Canadá, Oca del Canadà
Haitian Creole French: Zwa Kanada
Hebrew: ברנטה קנדית
Croatian: Kanadska guska
Hungarian: Kanadai lúd
Icelandic: Kanadagæs
Italian: Oca canadese, Oca del Canada, Oca del Canada atlantica
Inuktitut: Nedlenuk, Nookliuk
Japanese: hō-jiro gan, kanada gamo, kanada gan, kanadagan, shijūkara gan, shijuukaragan, Shijuukara-gan
Japanese: カナダガモ, カナダガン, シジュウカラガン, シヂュウカラーガン, ホオジロガン
Japanese (Kanji): カナダ雁, カナダ鴨, 四十雀雁, 頬白雁
Korean: 카나다기러기, 캐나다기러기
Korean (Transliteration): kaenada-gireogi
Cornish: Goth Canada
Scientific: Anas canadensis, Anser canadensis, Branta canadensis, Branta canadensis akimiskiae, Branta canadensis albertae, Branta canadensis andersoni, Branta canadensis anticostiae, Branta canadensis assiniboineae, Branta canadensis athabascae, Branta canadensis auduboni, Branta canadensis bartletti, Branta canadensis basinensis, Branta canadensis belcheri, Branta canadensis blancheti, Branta canadensis bostocki, Branta canadensis brevirostra, Branta canadensis bridgeri, Branta canadensis brunnescens, Branta canadensis californica, Branta canadensis canadensis, Branta canadensis charltonensis, Branta canadensis chipewyanensis, Branta canadensis churchillensis, Branta canadensis clarki, Branta canadensis columbiana, Branta canadensis costalama, Branta canadensis creeorum, Branta canadensis curriei, Branta canadensis dawsoni, Branta canadensis deltensis, Branta canadensis eirikssoni, Branta canadensis fidleri, Branta canadensis grinnelli, Branta canadensis haydeni, Branta canadensis hendayi, Branta canadensis hoodi, Branta canadensis hudsonica, Branta canadensis hunti, Branta canadensis hustichi, Branta canadensis idahoensis, Branta canadensis ingstadi, Branta canadensis jamesi, Branta canadensis jeffersoni, Branta canadensis kazanensis, Branta canadensis kelseyi, Branta canadensis kinojeae, Branta canadensis labradorensis, Branta canadensis lahontanensis, Branta canadensis lakotae, Branta canadensis lewisi, Branta canadensis lumsdeni, Branta canadensis manitobensis, Branta canadensis maritima, Branta canadensis nevadensis, Branta canadensis okanaganensis, Branta canadensis ontarioensis, Branta canadensis oregonensis, Branta canadensis pendoreillensis, Branta canadensis pondi, Branta canadensis powelli, Branta canadensis preblei, Branta canadensis presti, Branta canadensis pugetensis, Branta canadensis roosevelti, Branta canadensis salmonensis, Branta canadensis saskatchewanensis, Branta canadensis selwyni, Branta canadensis siksikorum, Branta canadensis soperi, Branta canadensis subarctica, Branta canadensis suttoni, Branta canadensis tanneri, Branta canadensis tetonensis, Branta canadensis washingtonensis, Branta canadensis wisei, Branta canadensis yakimensis, Branta canadensis yukonensis, Branta hutchinsii
Luxembourgish: Kanadagäns
Lithuanian: Kanadine bernikle, Kanadinė berniklė
Latvian: Kanādas zoss
Dutch: Atlantische Canadese Gans, Canadese gans, Grote Canadese Gans
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kanadagås
Norwegian: Kanadagås
Polish: bernikla kanadyjska
Pinyin: hēi-é hēi-yàn, jiānádà hēi-yàn, jiānádà yàn
Portuguese: Ganso do Canadá, Ganso-do-Canadá
Portuguese (Portugal): Ganso-do-canadá
Romansh: Auca da Canada
Romanian: Gâscă canadiană
Russian: Казарка канадская, Канадская казарка
Slovak: bernikla bielobradá, bernikla veľká, bernikľa veľká, bernikľa veľká/bielobradá
Slovenian: kanadska gos, leucopareia
Serbian: Kanadska guska
Swedish: Kanadagås
Turkish: Kanada Kazı
Ukrainian: Казарка канадська, Канадська казарка
Vietnamese: Ngỗng Canada
Chinese: 加拿大雁, 加拿大黑雁, 黑额黑雁
Chinese (Traditional): 加拿大雁, 加拿大黑雁, 黑額黑雁
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 加拿大雁
Chinese (Taiwan): 加拿大雁

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