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Snow Goose



Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata      Class: Aves (Birds)       Order: Anseriformes       Family: Anatidae

Snow Goose - blue morphSnow goose (Chen caerulescens), alternate scientific name Anser caerulescens, is a vagrant in India.

Identification: Size 65-85 cm. Wingspan: 58-59 inches. Sexes similar. Medium-sized long-necked goose. Different color morphs. Frequently gathers in huge flocks.

White morph: Entirely white plumage. Black primaries. Pink legs and feet. Pink bill with black patch along mandibles. Sometimes has orange stains on head. Blue morph: White head and upper neck. Dark lower neck and body-some have white bellies. Pale gray wing upperwing coverts. Scapulars dark-centered with white edges. Mostly dark primaries and secondaries. Pink legs and feet. Pink bill with black patch along mandibles.

 

 


 


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