Snow Goose

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Snow Goose
Anser caerulescens
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anser
Species: A. caerulescens
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The Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) is a species of goose found in North America. Snow Geese have two distinct forms, a white morph and a dark morph sometimes referred to as the "blue morph."

Adult blue morph

The Snow Goose has two subspecies, the Lesser and Greater Snow Goose. Greater Snow Goose nest in eastern Canada and winters in the mid-atlantic states of the U.S., where Lesser is generally uncommon.[1]


  1. Sibley, David Allen (2014). The Sibley Guide to Birds. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 978-0-307-95790-0.