Aleutian Cackling Goose

Branta hutchinsii leucopareia

Aleutian Cackling Goose

Subspecies
  • Latin: Branta hutchinsii leucopareia
  • Yup'ik: laqlaqlaaraq
  • Other Names: Aleutian cackling goose, Branta canadensis leucognaphalus,
  • Description


    Aleutian Cackling Geese (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) were once thought extinct until a surviving group was found in 1962, on Buldir Island, by Robert Jones. They look like most any Cackling Geese with a black head and neck with white cheeks, but a white ring at the base of the neck, and smaller in size.

  • Habitat & Range
    Aleutian Cackling Goose winter in California and Oregon.