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There is an urban legend that a man named John Canada was the taxidermist who first identified and classified the Canada Goose from the North. He decided to name the bird after himself, hence the name Canada Goose.

To begin with, a "taxidermist" mounts the skins of animals. If the man was a biologist who classified new animal species, he would be a "taxonomist".

However, no record of a John Canada exists in either profession.

The first recorded use of the name, 'Canada goose' appeared in 1772 in Carl Linnaeus' 8th-century work, Systema Naturae.

James Audubon called it the Canada goose in 1836.

The name Canada comes from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement". In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. By 1545, some European books and maps had begun referring to this region as Canada. In the 17th and early 18th centuries, "Canada" referred to the part of New France that lay along the St. Lawrence River and the northern shores of the Great Lakes. The area was later split into two British colonies, Upper Canada and Lower Canada. They were re-unified as the Province of Canada in 1841 and upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the legal name for the new country.
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How do Canada geese sleep?

Yes, they do. They tuck their beaks under their wings and rest their heads on their backs. Their eyelids are white, so if you look at a resting goose and his/her eyes are whit

Do Canada geese fly south?

for the most part, but not all of them do, some stay within the regions of southern Canada

Why and how do Canada geese migrate?

Canada geese migrate to find food. In Canada, when the grass is frozen over, the geese fly elsewhere. They fly in a V shape so every geese can get to their destination safely.

What do Canada geese eat?

  They eat primarily green vegetation, grain, aquatic plants, insects, and fish.

Are Canada geese dangerous?

Canadian Geese have a tendency to defend against humans when they feel themselves or their goslings to be threatened. First the geese will stand erect, spread their wings and

Are Canada geese protected?

Yes, they are protected by the Migratory Bird Act. It is a long and complicated document that is available on the web.