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Cackling Goose

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About the Cackling Goose

The Cackling Goose is a type of Branta goose, similar in plumage and shape to the Canada Goose, though generally smaller in stature. Cackling Geese can often be distinguished by their overall body size, as well as the proportionally smaller size of their bill, when compared to Canada Geese.

Cackling Geese are native to North America. These migratory birds breed in northern Canada and parts of Alaska, moving southward during the winter, depending on food supplies.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 07 January 2013
Scientific Name Branta hutchinsii
  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Branta
  • B. hutchinsii
Birdorable Family Ducks & Geese
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
21.7 to 29.5 inches
33.5 to 105.8 ounces
Range United States (East) United States (West) North America

International Names

  • 短嘴黑雁 (Chinese)
  • Lys Dværgcanadagås (Danish)
  • Kleine Canadese Gans (Dutch)
  • Bernache de Hutchins (French)
  • Zwergkanadagans (German)
  • Oca della tundra (Italian)
  • シジュウガラガン [Kanadagan] (Japanese)
  • 캐나다기러기 (Korean)
  • Polargås (Norwegian)
  • bernikla północna (Polish)
  • Малая канадская казарка (Russian)
  • Barnacla de Hutchins (Spanish)
  • Dvärgkanadagås (Swedish)