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Common Name:Goose, Cackling
Scientific Name:Branta hutchinsii minima
Family:Anatidae (Ducks,Geese,Swans)
Area:Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
Date:March 17, 2013

Only recently (2004) recognized as a separate species from Canada Goose. May be first noticed as smaller than Canada Goose, but even more noticeable is the petit bill. Shown is the subspecies minima which does not have a white neck collar.

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America / Handbook of Oregon Birds by Herlyn & Contreras