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2009-06-10 09:47:06

Smithsonian Institution scientists say the birds that struck a plane in New York, forcing it into the Hudson River in January, were migratory Canada geese. The researchers said they examined the feather remains from the Jan. 15 US Airways Flight 1549 bird strike and determined the geese were from a migratory, rather than resident, population. Scientists in the Feather Identification Laboratory at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History said they used molecular genetic techniques...

2009-04-21 16:45:00

Employees of a North Carolina store said a pair of Canada geese have returned to the shop's decorative grasses for the third consecutive year to start a family. The Belk store workers at the Cary Towne Center said that for the third straight year, the mother goose has built her nest on the store's decorative grasses while the father patrols the area around the entrance of the store to keep the nest safe, the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer reported Tuesday. Store manager Mike Thompson said...

2009-03-02 07:00:00

Dogs are now banned from Toronto's Lake Ontario beaches but there remains a persistent problem of some 3,000 Canada geese defecating every few minutes. Carol Guy of the City of Toronto's Waterfowl Management Program said the recent ban of dogs is a small step toward reducing E. coli contamination along some 30 miles of the lakefront but the stubborn goose population that doesn't migrate south for the winter is still a headache, the Toronto Sun reported. Each bird defecates every 6 minutes and...

2009-01-29 17:42:00

Miami, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Black History Month, GREY GOOSE(R) Vodka is proud to announce it will be sponsoring the YouTube(TM) Screening Room (www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom) for an entire month. Throughout February, the YouTube Screening Room will showcase a series of short films, feature films and special programming, including interviews from prominent African Americans of various professions, disciplines and backgrounds. From Jan. 30 through Feb. 12, GREY GOOSE...

2009-01-22 14:25:54

A New York resident says an anti-firearm law is preventing would-be hunters from killing troublesome geese, which he says are delicious when cooked. New York resident David Stern said if city or Port Authority officials began offering a limited number of individuals the right to hunt area geese, he could help protect aircraft from the winged creatures while also trying out his recipe for goose jerky, the New York Post said Thursday. Maybe the city or the Port Authority could license a number...

2009-01-16 13:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in a snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate in the season, which will be held from March 11 through April 1. To do so, hunters can access the "Snow Goose Conservation Hunt"...

2007-07-17 08:40:50

WAUSAU, Wis. -- Wisconsin's dramatically increased Canada goose flock is laying problems, not the fabled golden eggs. The majestic birds are nuisances - at golf courses, parks and other places near water and lush with grass - because of the mess they leave behind, not to mention their sometimes aggressive behavior. "In some places, yes, people are getting angry," said Kent Van Horn, a waterfowl expert with the state Department of Natural Resources. "The level of conflict is growing every...

2006-02-14 14:39:54

As thousands of pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) prepare for their spring migration north to breeding grounds in the Arctic, ecologists are warning that the escalating conflict between farmers and the geese is threatening the birds' survival. Writing in the new issue of the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, Professor Marcel Klaassen of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology says that international action is urgently required. Farmers in northern- and mid-Norway...

Latest Geese Reference Libraries

Orinoco Goose, Neochen jubata
2012-03-22 21:52:06

The Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese and swans. It is also in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. It is the only living member of the genus Neochen. The Orinoco Goose is found in the forests of tropical South America. Its habitat includes forest lakes or marshes with access to open woodland or savanna. Fossils of two relative subspecies of Orinoco Goose have been found and described from the Late Pleistocene Epoch: Neochen pugil from...

2006-09-25 14:56:58

The Nene-nui (Great Nene or Woodwalking), Branta hylobadistes, is an extinct species of goose that once inhabited Maui and possibly Kauai, Oahu and perhaps Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands. It is known from a large number of sub fossil bones (several thousand bones from many dozens of individuals) found in Holocene cave sediments. The Nene-nui evolved from the Canada Goose which migrated to the islands half a million years ago and adapted to the Pacific's tropical environment. This...

2006-03-09 11:12:33

The Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus pulchellus) is a small perching duck found in southern New Guinea and northern Australia. It is largely resident, apart from dispersion during the wet season. The habitat is well vegetated lowland lagoons and other permanent fresh waters.

2006-03-09 10:07:41

The Blue-winged Goose (Cyanochen cyanopterus) is a large sheldgoose, which is native to Ethiopia. It is the only member of the genus Cyanochen. This little-known species breeds by mountain lakes and streams. Its lined nest is built amongst grass tussocks, and average clutch size is 6-7 eggs. It can swim and fly well, but this terrestrial bird is reluctant to do either, and is quite approachable. It forms flocks outside the breeding season. This stocky grey-brown bird measures 60-75 cm...

2006-03-09 09:59:43

The Ruddy-headed Goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps) is a large sheldgoose found in southernmost South America on the open grassy plains of Tierra del Fuego, Chile and the Falkland Islands. The South American birds are now very rare. Winters are spent on lowlands in southern Argentina, some distance north of the breeding range. The Falklands population is resident. The lined nest is built in grass tussocks and 4-11 eggs are laid. This species favors damp upland forest clearings and feeds by...

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