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Snow Goose

(Anser caerulescens)
Alternate name(s): "Lesser Snow Goose" (race "caerulescens"); "Greater Snow Goose" (race "atlanticus")
German name(s): "Kleine Schneegans" (race "caerulescens"); "Große Schneegans" (race "atlanticus")

Size: 64-79 cm (race "caerulescens"); 72-86 cm (race "atlanticus")
wing span 1.35-1.65 m (both races)
Weight: 2.05-2.7 kg (race "caerulescens"); 3.2 kg (average; race "atlanticus")
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Snow Goose at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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White morphology

Sex unknown

Lateral view of a white morphology Snow Goose together with Greylag Geese; note the black tips of the primaries
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, November 2019]

Lateral view of a white morphology Snow Goose resting with Greylag Geese (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[St. James's Park, London, England, September 2019]

Dorsal view of a white morphology Snow Goose; on the right a Greylag Goose (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, November 2019]

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