It has adapted to live all across the US and into Mexico too. So over the years, the name has changed to be Canadian Goose in English.
Do Canada geese migrate from the UK?
Where do geese migrate to from the UK? Geese migrate to Britain in autumn, overwintering on our shores before leaving once more in spring. The different species migrate to different locations, including Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard.
Is it legal to shoot Canada geese in the UK?
The Canada goose, like all wild birds in Britain, is protected under the EC Wild Birds Directive implemented in Great Britain through the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as amended1. This Act makes it an offence to capture, kill or injure Canada geese, or to damage or take their nests or eggs.
Is it correct to say Canadian geese?
A: Some English speakers do indeed refer to this large waterbird as a “Canadian goose,” but a majority prefer “Canada goose” as the common name for Branta canadensis, according to online searches.
How smart are Canadian geese?
The goose is one of the most intelligent birds. It has a good memory and does not forget people, animals or situations easily which is what makes it such a good watch animal against intruders whether human or animal.
Are Canada geese named after John Canada?
So there you have it: the Canada Goose was named after John Canada, the ornithologist and taxonomer who distinguished it from other species of geese.