Canada Goose

Inuktitut name - Uluagullik

Colour - body grey-brown; head black with distinctive white cheek patch on each side; neck black; breast light grey

Length - 63 to 108 cm

Shape - a large bird with heavy body and long neck

Behaviour - flocks usually in V-shaped formation when flying; wings beat slowly in flight; makes a loud medium- to high-pitched honking sound, often repeatedly; diet consists mainly of plants; feeding occurs in marshes and flat upland areas

Distribution - more often inland, where the young are hatched and raised, but sometimes in coastal waters, particularly in spring and fall

Sensitivity - see Sensitivity Information on the Birds - General Information page

Canada Goose (86 KB) Lancaster Sound Area
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Summer Scenario
Coronation Gulf Area
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