The honking. The V-formation flying. The New Zealand population of these large birds with a distinctive white chin-strap is primarily descended from an importation of 50 birds in 1905. He aha tērā? What is that?
Photo by Miraz Jordan. Used with permission.
Answer: it’s a Canada goose:
Identification: Length: 85 -95 cm; Weight: 4.5 - 5.5 kg
Similar species: Greylag goose, Cape Barren goose
A large light-brown goose with black head, neck, bill, legs and feet, white ‘chinstrap’, and light brown barring on the white breast and abdomen.