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photo credit- http://www.northrup.org/photos/canadian-goose/
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In the wild, a Canada goose may live to be 24 years old. In captivity, the oldest goose on record lived 42 years.
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The Canada Goose can be found throughout North America -not just in Canada. They are migrating birds who summer in northern United States and Canada, and winter in the southern states.

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photo credit - http://www.northrup.org/photos/canadian-goose/

Canadian gaggle photo by - http://origin.northrup.org:8080/photos/canadian-goose/
Canadian gaggle photo by - http://origin.northrup.org:8080/photos/canadian-goose/


Canada geese usually start migrating south when the ground begins to freeze in the fall. Spring migration is a different story. Starting in late winter, the geese make several stops along the way to feed and rest before reaching their breeding grounds throughoutCanada.
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By flying in a V it helps them to use less energy because each bird shares the air current created by the wings of the bird in front of it. As they fly, they call to each other with loud honks.
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