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Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens

The Snow Goose is a North American species, a migrating bird, breeding in the northern part of Canada and wintering in southern parts of USA and Mexico.

Common Names

  • Snow Goose (en)
  • Ánsar nival (es)
  • Oie des neiges (fr)
  • Schneegans (de)

Taxonomy

  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Anser caerulescens

Videos Behavioral Traits

Where & When to Spot

I was looking for Snow Geese for a while. They are not located in the Montreal area unless they are migrating through the area. Even during migration season rarely spotted here. The photos are taken at migration gathering site in Victoriaville in November.

How to Identify

Mostly white with black wing tips on the lower part. There is also a dark variant mostly black and only the head white. Some Snow Geese have a rusty stained head caused by minerals in the soil they are feeding on. Pink bill with black cutting edges.

Photos

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Victoriaville - 2018-11-04

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f8.0; Iso 500;

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Close Up Snow Goose within its flock resting before continuing the migration South,

Victoriaville - 2018-11-04

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 200;

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Victoriaville - 2018-11-04

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 180;

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