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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Geese

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A Greater White-fronted Goose feeding along the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon 
in late September near Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbis, Canada.

There are at least three types of geese species, that has been reported to have been seen in Cuba, not including exotic species and domesticated varieties. The Canada Goose is the most plentiful and is seen throughout North America, Eurasia, Mexico, Central America and some Caribbean Islands.

Then, there is also the Greater White-fronted Goose and Snow Goose, which comes in white plumage and a bluish-black dark morph plumage.

Other geese sometimes seen in our recreational parks, nature centres and on farms is the domesticated Graylag Goose. This bird can be all white or have the same markings like its wild cousin but has a much heavier body. There is also the Egyptian Goose and Swan Goose which is also known as the "Chinese Goose".

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Classic Collection of North American Birds