Branta hutchinsii


Common Names: Cackling goose
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Ducks, Geese, & Swans

Looks similar to the common Canada goose. Black head and neck with white chinstrap and a brownish-gray body. Often a little smaller than a Canada goose.

Can occasionally be found mixed in flocks of Canada geese.

Edible Notes: Reported to be edible and similar to Canada goose. They likely have strong game flavor compared to the domestic goose. They lack the fat of a domestic goose and require barding or larding when cooking.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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