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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."
First large flock encountered at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. They took flight almost immediately.
Spotted on Jan 29, 2014
Submitted on Feb 9, 2014