This Cackling Goose and Canada Goose were photographed at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Lake Michigan

This Cackling Goose and Canada Goose were photographed at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Lake Michigan

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The Canada Goose was split into two species in 2004; the Canada goose and the Cackling Goose. These also have subspecies. Basically they look the same except the Cackling is smaller in size and has a shorter bill. They can usually be found or noticed by staying and traveling in their own flock, but as I found this is difficult. The Cackling breeds farther north and westward than does the Canada. The Cackling is seen more in the western United States.

 

 

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