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Snow Goose

Chen caerulescens

Description:

This pair of immature snow geese was seen grazing with several dozen Canada geese near the Fisher's Landing transit station in Vancouver WA on January 31, 2012.

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Snow Goose
Chen coerulescens


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2 Comments

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Immature Snow Geese will have the darker legs and duskier feather on the back. These birds show the black wingtips that snow geese have. The bills are the right color and shape and everything else fits. The staining on the faces is really common and occurs when they are feeding in certain areas.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

could be leuscistic or Albino?

Vancouver, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jan 31, 2012
Submitted on Feb 2, 2012

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