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Cackling Goose

Photo by Ken Nanney

Cackling Goose. November 1994. Hagerman NWR, Grayson County.
Cackling Goose (third from top) is shown here flying with two larger forms of Canada Goose and a Lesser Canada Goose (B. c. parvipes) which flies at the top. Note the short, stubby neck of the Cackler - the smallest of the four birds [Ken Nanney].

Cackling Goose was determined to be a full species and split from Canada Goose in 2004. It is a fairly common wintering bird in North-central Texas, although not out-numbering Canada Goose and its associated forms in the study area.

Photo by Ken Nanney

Cackling Goose. February 1991. Hagerman NWR, Grayson County

Photo by Ken Nanney

Cackling Goose. April 14, 1978. Vilbig Lake. Irving, Dallas County

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