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    Ross's Goose

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    Ross's Goose

    Anser rossii
    • ORDER: Anseriformes
    • FAMILY: Anatidae
    Basic Description

    A tiny white goose with black wingtips, the Ross's Goose is like a miniature version of the more abundant Snow Goose. It breeds in the central Arctic and winters primarily in central California, but it is becoming more frequent farther east.

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    Other Names
    • Ánsar de Ross (Spanish)
    • Oie de Ross (French)
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