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Canada or Cackling Goose

Branta [canadensis or hutchinsii] (= Branta canadensis) (Linnaeus, 1758)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii hutchinsii Nick Komar 2016-03-13 Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1500 m) call, flight call -

Suburban park (North Lake Park). Sounds from multiple birds in a restless flock of about 100 wintering Cackling Geese, with several groups taking flight during the clip. Recording high-pass filtered for clarity and some interference spliced out.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

320750
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Stephan Risch 2021-04-03 Oberbergischer Kreis, Engelskirchen-Buschhausen und Umgebung, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) (220 m) adult, alarm call -

A pair resting on pasture.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

635655
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Thomas Bergman 2021-09-26 Tullgarn, Hölö, Södermanland, Södertälje and Nykvarn (Sweden) (0 m) distance call, flight call -

Recorded:

  • flight or distance call, loud disyllabic gorrrack or ah-honk

General observations: Muddy shore of a shallow sea bay. Wet pastures in the sorroundings. Six Canada geese fly by while calling, generating an echo at the latter part of the recording (the sound bounces against a mountainside of an island). Clear skies. Temperature: 6°C/42.8°F. No wind.

Recording remarks: According to NatureGuides (2020) the flight call is harder and higher pitched than the contact call of e.g. a feeding flock, compare e.g. with XC598177.

Other distinguishable species:

  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, call, ga-oh, at 0:07.2 (vaguely)

Sound classification and rendering: NatureGuides, 2020, Birds of Western Palearctic, AppStore

Recording equipment: Dodotronic Hi-sound Stereo AOL Parabolic Microphone, Sony PCM-A10 Recorder

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

678320
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Peter Boesman 2020-04-26 Mechels Broek, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Antwerp (Belgium) (0 m) call -

Calls of two birds, first on the ground then taking off.

550713
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Peter Boesman 2008-05-04 Smientenplas, Kallo, Oost-Vlaanderen, East Flanders (Belgium) call - [also] [sono] 280893
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Bruce Lagerquist 2019-02-02 Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, Washington, Skagit (United States) (30 m) call -

Mixed flock of Trumpeter Swans and Canada Geese feeding in an agricultural field. Recording of Swan's here XC454910

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

454911
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Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii leucopareia Andrew Spencer 2009-01-15 Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Humboldt Co., California, Humboldt (United States) (0 m) call -

natural vocalization; calls from a flock of several hundred birds flying over mixed fields and wetlands.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

144038
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Mikael Litsgård 2020-05-09 Vasstjärnen, Holmsjöarna, Borlänge, Dalarna (Sweden) (110 m) call -

Calls from a lone bird on a field.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

559271
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Guy Kirwan 2022-04-28 Urdenbacher Kämpen, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (Germany) (40 m) adult, call, female, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

722771
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Will Scott 2021-02-27 Great Britain (near Hunmanby), North Yorkshire, England, North Yorkshire (United Kingdom) (60 m) flight call, nocturnal flight call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

625117
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Thomas G. Graves 2016-05-02 San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, Stevinson, Merced County, California, Merced (United States) (20 m) call, flight call, wing whir -

playback-used:no

317033
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis occidentalis Andrew Spencer 2011-12-23 Sauvie Island, Multnomah Co., Oregon, Multnomah (United States) (20 m) call (A) - natural vocalization; calls from flock of 50 or so birds, some of which had red neck rings. 92020
xeno-canto.org
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Jonathon Jongsma 14-09-2010 Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, MN, Hennepin (United States) (250 m) call (A) -   62259
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Stanislas Wroza 2018-08-23 Aerodrome of Toussus-le-Noble (near Toussus-le-Noble), Yvelines, Île-de-France, Yvelines (France) (150 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

448914
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis parvipes Nick Komar 2016-01-31 Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (2300 m) flight call -

Group of 160 geese flying low overhead prior to landing in lake. Recording amplified 4x in WavePad Sound Editor

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

301952
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Patrik Åberg 2015-03-18 Amperna, Brevik, Västergötland, Västergötland (Sweden) (90 m) Flushed call, call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

310621
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Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii Patrik Åberg 2017-06-07 Nome, Nome Census Area, Alaska, Nome (United States) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

406173
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Dominic Garcia-Hall 2017-04-28 Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, Hudson (United States) (0 m) call, flight call -

abandoned urban lot on shore of hudso river

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

400638
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Herman van der Meer 2014-03-13 Buytenpark dgp, Zoetermeer, ZH, Zuid-Holland (Netherlands) (-5 m) call in flight -

Single bird passing low overhead from front left to back right. Loudest calls slightly clipped. [52.077295, 4.453869, ul140314]

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

169827
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Albert Noorlander 2019-09-21 Oudewater, Oudewater, Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

561694
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis William Whitehead 2020-12-01 Hawk Rise Sanctuary (near Linden), Union County, New Jersey, Union (United States) (0 m) call -

Salt Marsh

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

606300
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Marc Anderson 2022-06-04 Sala Municipality, Västmanland County, Sala (Sweden) (60 m) call -

bird-seen:no

731990
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Albert @ Max lastukhin 2014-12-27 Oyster Bay (near Lattingtown), Nassau, New York, Nassau (United States) (10 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

209701
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis David Kuster 2022-03-27 Theodor-Heuss-Brücke (near Heidelberg), Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Heidelberg (Germany) (110 m) adult, alarm call, call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

711244
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