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Tennessee Bird Records Committee

 
Cackling Goose

Branta hutchinsii

 

Order Anseriformes

Family Anatidae

Subfamily Anserinae

 

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Status:

Regular winter visitor, increasingly casual eastward. Document outside of West TN and document subspecies other than “Richardson’s” Cackling Goose (B. h. hutchinsii) anywhere in the state. Added to the state list in 2007 after a review of recent records following split from Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) by the A.O.U.

 

Accepted Records:

Richardson’s” Cackling Goose (B. h. hutchinsii)

        (1) 26 Dec 2004, Sullivan Co.

o     report by Rick Knight

o     Accepted in 2007, vote: 6-0

        (2) 14 Jan 2005, Washington Co.

o     report by Rick Knight

o     Accepted in 2007, vote: 6-0

        (1) 30 Dec 2005 – 14 Feb 2006, Unicoi Co.

o     report and photos by Rick Knight with photos by Bryan Stevens

o     Accepted in 2007, vote: 6-0

        (6) 24 Nov 2006, Henry Co.

o     report and photos by Mike Todd

o     Accepted in 2007, vote: 6-0

        (20-30) 9-26 Dec 2006, Shelby Co.

o     report and photos by John Walko

o     Accepted in 2007, vote: 6-0

        (5) 27 Jan 2007, Blount Co.

o     report by Tom Howe

o     Accepted in 2007, vote: 6-0

        (4) 20 Feb 2007, Sullivan Co.

o     report by Rick Knight

o     Accepted in 2007, vote: 6-0