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CANADA GOOSE (Branta canadensis)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Vagrant. Two records. The first has previously been overlooked and involves two birds seen by Dean Retmock in August 1969 ( K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). Another bird was present on Lord Howe Island from 3 to 8 February 1977 (Smithers 1977). Presumably the same bird was seen by P. Poulton in April 1977 (Rogers & Lindsey 1978). These birds were evidently vagrants from New Zealand where the Canada Goose was introduced from North America in 1905 (OSNZ 1990) and where it is now widespread. Vagrants from the New Zealand population were also reported from New Caledonia in October 1965 (Delacour 1966).

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