|Common Name:||Goose, Cackling|
|Scientific Name:||Branta hutchinsii minima |
|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||