2021

‘Honkers’ are easy to detect

29 January 2021

Canada geese are one of the more detectable pest animals in New Zealand.

Even when out of sight, their honking call is distinctive.

The birds themselves are a common sight in many parts of the country, as they feed during daylight in open areas. In comparison, many of our other pest species are much less visible, being nocturnal, well camouflaged and/or secretive in their behaviour.

Canada geese are easily recognised for their large size. Adults measure 850 to 950 mm in beak-to-tail length.

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