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Nesting by a yearling Canada goose

January 1, 1971

A free-flying Canada goose (Branta canadensis interior), known to be just under a year old, laid a clutch of four eggs at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. At least half of the 2-year-old females nest at Patuxent, and almost all of the 3-year-olds nest. As far as we know, this is the first record of nesting by a yearling Canada goose.

Publication Year 1971
Title Nesting by a yearling Canada goose
DOI 10.2307/3799795
Authors L. C. Hall, F. B. McGilvrey
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Wildlife Management
Index ID 5220636
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center