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