On this page are photos of a Canada goose hybrid and close views of goose body parts.
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In late November 2015 I noticed this goose with a flock of Canada geese. Based on its coloring I think one parent was a domestic white goose and the other was a Canada goose.
Here it is beside other Canada geese in the flock. I didn't see it after that, but I did see it again in December 2016, so it must be part of a migrating flock.
In December 2016, I noticed this hybrid. Its feet are lighter in color than a pure-bred Canada goose and its bill seemed speckled instead of all black. While the hybrid in the prior photo was noticeably larger than the other Canada geese, this one was not.
The white color on the side of the goose's head is one continous patch of white on the underside of its head.
The edges of a goose's bill are serrated which comes in handy when eating grass blades and other greenery.
A goose's tongue is only attached at the base like a human's.
(Momma is defending her little ones.)
Geese have claws on the ends of their webbed feet. This is a gosling's foot.
I noticed quite a few gosling feet with holes in the webbing.
The dew claw (4th toe) of a goose doesn't touch the ground when it walks.
The natural bouyancy of a goose means it has to paddle its feet to stay under water like this.
Notice the concentric circles around the legs of the gosling on the right.
All photos © S. M. Garver