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Emperor Goose

Chen canagica ORDER: ANSERIFORMES FAMILY: ANATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

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A dark goose of coastal Alaska and Siberia, the Emperor Goose occasionally strays southward to the Pacific Coast of Canada and the United States.

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Appearance

Ducklike
Ducklike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized goose.
  • Body dark.
  • Head and back of neck white.
  • Throat black.

Immature Description

All blue-gray with whitish scaling and spotting.

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  • Adults

    Emperor Goose

    Adults
    • © Chris Wood, Kodiak Island, Alaska, March 2011
  • Adults

    Emperor Goose

    Adults
    • © Chris Wood, Kodiak Island, Alaska, March 2011
  • Adults

    Emperor Goose

    Adults
    • © Chris Wood, Kodiak Island, Alaska, March 2011

Similar Species

  • Blue phase of Snow Goose has white throat and dark nape of neck.