Photographic Life List - Birds of North America - mustap

Cackling Goose. I had previously mistakenly identified an "interior" race Canada Goose as a cackling goose based on small size and short neck. But it lacked the noticeably "stubby" bill this little bird on the right has. It was approximately 1/3 the size of the typical Canada Goose seen in southern Ontario. Taken on Pittock Lake, near Woodstock. November 2009