Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Canada Goose

Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

Size: 25-43"

Male: Large gray goose with black neck and head and a white chin or cheek strap.

Female: Same as male.

Juvenile: Same as adult.

Nest: Female builds platform nest. One brood per year.

Eggs: 5-10; white without markings

Incubation: 25-30 days; female incubates

Fledging: 42-55 days; male and female teach young to feed

Migration: The Canada Goose can be found in St. Charles County year round.

Food: Aquatic plants, insects, and seeds.

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