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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: 24.8-25.6 in (63-65 cm)
    • Weight: 49.3-84.0 oz (1398-2380 g)
    • Wingspan: 42.5-43.7 in (108-111 cm)

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