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Branta canadensis moffitti

Basic information
Scientific name Branta canadensis moffitti (No picture)
Common names Canada goose
Higher taxon Anatidae, Anseriformes, Aves
Natural range North America. Breeds in the northern Great Planes. Partly migratory to winter southern USA and northern Mexico.
Habitat Various habitat around freshwater such as ponds, lakes, or rice fields.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Breeding records were in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka (1985), Tanzawako Lake, Kanagawa (1995), Kawaguchiko Lake, Yamanashi, and Ushikunuma Pond, Ibaraki Prefs. Observed in Miyagi and Nagano Prefs. Range in Japan
Date The oldest record in Japan was in 1985, at Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Pref.
Route Deliberate: Possibly escape from captivity. Details unknown.
Impact Potentially: Hybridization with a native subspecies B. hutchinsii leucopareia. Damage to agriculture and vegetation, and pollution by fece are also assumed.
Regulation in Japan Branta canadensis)is Invasive alien species (Invasive Species Act)
Introduced range in other countries New Zealand, Australia, wide area in Europe (UK, Norway, Finland, Estonia, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Repub., Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Bulgaria, etc.)
Reference Notes
  • Committee for Check-List of Japanese Birds of Ornithol Soc Jp. (ed) (2012) Check-List of Japanese Birds 7th Revised Edition. Ornithol Soc Jpn, Tsukuba.
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki. (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha. (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-18)
  • etc.