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Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) User: Brian Morin  (See all photos - 1332)
Canada (Ontario) Bath - On the left is the 'Richardson's' subspecies as well as the Cackling Goose more typically seen. Richardson's is paler with a narrow white collar and stubbier bill.
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Date: March 23, 2017
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Bath - On the left is the 'Richardson's' subspecies as well as the Cackling Goose more typically seen. Richardson's is paler with a narrow white collar and stubbier bill.
· Date: March 23, 2017 · Views: 709
· Dimensions: 800 x 533 ·
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Chris

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March 23, 2017 21:50

Great comparison and detailed description. Thanks for letting us know!
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Brian Morin
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March 23, 2017 21:57

I didn't even notice at the time. I enlarged and cropped and that's when I saw that the birds were different.
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Sue
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April 1, 2017 13:35

Great i.d. Brian.
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Brian Morin
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April 1, 2017 23:06

This is a bird I was checking for amongst the Canadas. I got lucky and had two together showing different features. It was my first Richardson's variety.
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