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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

The Snow Goose is a North American species, a migrating bird, breeding in the northern part of Canada and wintering in southern parts of USA and Mexico.

How to Identify

Mostly white with black wing tips on the lower part. There is also a dark variant mostly black and only the head white. Some Snow Geese have a rusty stained head caused by minerals in the soil they are feeding on. Pink bill with black cutting edges.

Where and When to Spot

I was looking for Snow Geese for a while. They are not located in the Montreal area unless they are migrating through the area. Even during migration season rarely spotted here. The photos are taken at migration gathering site in Victoriaville in November.

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Common Names

Snow Goose

Schneegans (de)
Ánsar nival (es)
Oie des neiges (fr)

Taxonomy

Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anser caerulescens