[Ontbirds] Cackling Geese at the Toronto Zoo - June 13

Holden Family holden.ontbirds at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 15:24:05 EDT 2010

A bit of a strange observation, but perhaps noteworthy for June. --
Yesterday at the Toronto Zoo - My lovely girlfriend Jenn Bock and I
came accross 3 Cackling Geese in the "Africa" exhibit, mainly staying
on their own away, but nearby to other "wild" Canada Geese and

As far as I could tell, they did not seem to be captive "zoo birds"

- unclipped wings
- no bands
- both hallux were present
- they don't come from Africa

I've posted some pictures of one of the birds on my website here,
under the June 14 entry:


So in short, the birds look like they're wild - unless someone knows
some back story as to why they might not be?  Something to keep an eye
out for if visiting the zoo this summer!

Happy Birding,


Directions - visit the zoo website at: http://www.torontozoo.com/  -
for hours, directions and rates.

Brandon Holden
Hamilton, Ontario

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