GOOSE is a waterfowl midway in size between a DUCK and a SWAN. It is related most closely to the swan, showing a long neck and identical male and female plumages. The goose uses a short, thick bill to forage for the plant roots that provide the bulk of its diet. Geese mate for life, nest close to water singly or in colonies, and raise their young as a couple. Males are called ganders; youngsters are known as goslings. Six species occur in BC. The most familiar is the Canada goose (Branta...

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