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Canada GooseFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Canada goose (Branta canadensis)

These have a black head, neck and beak, with white cheeks. The chest is usually white, the feathers on the back and the wings are brownish or grayish. They are usually a migratory species, but residence populations exist in coast and central regions of North Carolina. Because they are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal have one without a permit. Because they tend to fly in large flocks, they can collide with aircrafts and result in damage or crashes. They are hunted and harvested for meat and down feathers.

Canada goose