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55â€“110 cm (21Â½-43Â¼ in)
Widespread feral populations throughout Europe from escaped wildfowl collections.
Ornithologists named the four smallest subspecies of Canada Goose as a separate species in 2004: the Cackling Goose.
There are 7 subspecies:
Typically wetlands and farmland, occasionally urban settings.
The nest is placed near water. The clutch of 3-8 eggs is laid in a shallow depression lined with plant material and down. Incubation takes 25â€“28 days.
The diet includes green vegetation, grains, aquatic plants, sometimes small insects and fish.
Male and female pair off with ahonk and hink, respectively, while in flight.
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