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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