One of the most well known species of bird in North American is that the Canadian Geese. These birds are most commonly found in Canada and the Northern United States, but have naturally migrated into other regions of the world as well, including Japan, China, Great Britain, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands. These soaring birds are easy to discern from other birds, due to their distinctive call as they fly through the air in their V-shaped flying formation.
What does a Canadian goose look like?
Canadian geese are known for their black heads and necks with a white strap of feathers around the chin. They are rather big for birds and are approximately 30 to 40 inches long and have an incredible 50 to 71 inch wingspan. These birds are known for their migratory patterns as they travel to warmer areas during the cold, winter months.
Migrating Canadian geese are what many folks remember about this bird during their childhood years. Watching the geese fly into their tight V-shaped formation as they made their way north or south, depending on the season, was a sign that a new season was about to start. A number of this migration has changed, however, due to the significant changes in our weather, largely as a result of global warming. In some regions of the Northern United States, the Canadian goose does not migrate at all anymore, simply because the weather does not get as severe as it did a few decades ago. Other things have affected the migratory patterns of the geese also.
Other things that are influenced the route that the geese take when they’re migrating include changes in habitat and availability of food sources. For example, lots of the predators that the geese had to deal with in the Pacific Northwest have caused lots of the Canadian geese don’t migrate in any way. Lots of the geese and goslings don’t travel as far south as they did in years past, just because they are more able to find food, such as waste wheat, during the autumn and winter season. This change in their migratory path and their migration pattern in general have caused some problems in the geese overgraze grassy places and they eat crops, which can be both a nuisance and a problem for humans.
Flocks of geese are famous for flying at a V-shaped formation when they are migrating. This is a result of the fact that they are traveling a long distance and this formation helps break up the wind for all but the front bird, so that they can fly with less wind resistance. If you were able to see the geese for a long time period, you will see that they change the front flyer to maintain this bird from becoming overtired. Another reason for the V-formation is that this allows them to see each other and communicate, so they can decide where they would like to land, etc.. The Canadian geese are extremely loyal to their flock, just as they are to their partner.
These geese deal with their goslings together and watch over each other for the duration of their lives. If one becomes injured, the wholesome one is going to stay with the wounded one until it recovers or dies. If it expires, a goose may take another partner, but in a few cases, they simply find a flock to fly with and do not find another mate. They are very dedicated to each other and geese tend to mourn after their partners death, just as we do.
The Canadian goose is a really interesting and complex bird. By learning more about how they work, we can better appreciate their gift to society and the world generally.