Merlin

Ross's Goose Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    A small goose with stocky body, a rather short neck, and a stubby bill that is neatly triangular in shape.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Mallard, smaller than a Canada Goose.

    Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger
    Measurements
    • Male
      • Length: 23.2-25.2 in (59-64 cm)
      • Weight: 42.3-55.3 oz (1198-1567 g)
      • Wingspan: 44.5-45.7 in (113-116 cm)
    • Female
      • Length: 22.6-24.4 in (57.3-62 cm)
      • Weight: 37.6-51.3 oz (1066-1454 g)