Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Anseriformes > Family: Anatidae > Genus: Branta > Species: Branta canadensis > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Branta canadensis subsp. leucopareia (Brandt, 1836) CITES (2006)

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 31 are designated for this species
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS, see also fact sheet
Breeding habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
Wintering habitats
  • cropland
Natura 2000 species code A044


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE2210401 Germany Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Map
DE2609401 Germany Emsmarsch von Leer bis Emden Map
DE2709401 Germany Rheiderland Map
DE2719401 Germany Hammeniederung Map
DE2723401 Germany Moore bei Sittensen Map
DE2935401 Germany Aland-Elbe-Niederung Map
DE3124401 Germany Truppenübungsplatz Bergen Map
DE3420401 Germany Wesertalaue bei Landesbergen Map
DE3513401 Germany Alfsee Map
DE4139401 Germany Mittlere Elbe einschließlich Steckby-Lödderitzer Forst Map
DE4536401 Germany Salziger See und Salzatal Map
DE4638401 Germany Saale-Elster-Aue südlich Halle Map
DE6014301 Germany Winkeler Aue Map
ES0000320 Spain Embalses del centro (San Andrés, la Granda, Trasona y la Furta) Map
PLB040003 Poland Dolina Dolnej Wisły Map
PLB280010 Poland Zalew Wiślany Map
SE0230067 Sweden Tåkern Map
SE0230126 Sweden Svensksundsviken Map
SE0230268 Sweden Vättern (östra) Map
SE0230389 Sweden Södra Bråviken Map
SE0420145 Sweden Hammarsjöområdet Map
SE0420146 Sweden Araslövssjöområdet Map
IT20B0501 Italy Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Map
SKUEV0125 Slovakia Gajarske aluvium Moravy Map
PLH320037 Poland Dolna Odra Map
DE5914450 Germany Inselrhein Map
PLH220033 Poland Dolna Wisła Map
PLH040039 Poland Włocławska Dolina Wisły Map
AT3228000 Austria Bürmooser Moor Map
AT3225000 Austria Weidmoos Map
AT3308000 Austria Schwemm Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Barnacla Canadiense Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bernache du Canada French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Berneška velká Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bernikla kanadyjska Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Canada Goose English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Canadese Gans Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ganso do Canadá Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanadagans German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanadagås Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanadai lúd Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanadanhanhi Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Oca del Canada Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Branta canadiensis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anas canadensis Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:01660 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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