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Merlin Bird ID

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    Cackling Goose Identification

    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)