Cackling Goose Identification

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Adult Description

  • Medium-sized to small goose.
  • Black head.
  • Bill small and triangular.
  • Long, black neck.
  • White chinstrap.
  • Light tan to brown breast feathers.
  • Brownish back.
  • White undertail.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult.
Relative Size

Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 21.6-29.5 in (55-75 cm)
    • Weight: 33.5-105.8 oz (950-3000 g)