Sub-category: Ducks, Geese, & Swans
The black head and neck with a white "chinstrap" distinguish the Canada goose from all other goose species, with the exception of the cackling goose and barnacle goose (the latter, however, has a black breast and gray rather than brownish body plumage). Canada geese are monogamous and will often stay together their entire lives.
Canada geese are found all-over Connecticut, often grazing on grassy areas such as lawns and golf courses. They may also be found near or on lakes and ponds and the shoreline. They have adapted to human presence and will often be found even in urban areas or in close proximity to people and traffic. They generally leave behind a great mess of droppings and as a result are often considered pests.
Canada geese are protected from hunting and capture outside of designated hunting seasons in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.