- Anser rossii
54-67cm. White, black primary feathers, grey-based red-orange bill. Pink legs and feet. Occurs rarely in a dark phase. North America's smallest goose.
The similar Snow Goose has a longer neck and bill with a grin patch. Both species are commonly seen together in big mixed flocks.
Low arctic tundra, on islands in shallow lakes. Winters in agricultural fields and shallow wetlands.
Its diet includes fresh grass and grains.
Its nest is a scrape in the ground lined with plant material and down feathers. 2-6 white eggs are laid and incubated by the female.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
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