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Saturday, June 10, 2017

The role of Father Goose in raising young

Canada Geese have a large parental investment during the first year of their offspring's life. Both males and females are protective of their nest. Once the eggs hatch, males are responsible for defending the nest.

Males can be very aggressive against predators and other geese during the mating season. The goslings are fairly well-developed when they hatch, and after only 7 to 10 weeks, they can both fly and find food for themselves. However, juveniles stay with their parents until after they return from spring migration, when the next breeding season begins.

Source:  http://www.umich.edu/Branta_canadensis/

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