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Snow Goose

Chen caerulescens

Description:

A large white goose with black wing tips. The juveniles are slightly smaller and have a gray shading. There is a "blue morph" variant. The body is dark and the head white. The bills have a dark line called a "grinning patch" or "black lips."

Habitat:

First large flock encountered at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. They took flight almost immediately.

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2 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

It has been interesting this year. We have had a couple of long cold spells, so they come into the fields and then have to move on to feed. Today theere are about 4 to 5 large flocks in the refuge. Love to see them swirl in the sky :)

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 6 years ago

These are fabulous scenes! Its nice to see so many wild birds thriving!

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 29, 2014
Submitted on Feb 9, 2014

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