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Merlin Bird ID

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    Snow Goose Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A medium-sized goose with a hefty bill and long, thick neck. Juveniles are slightly smaller than adults in the fall, and this can be noticeable in flocks during fall and early winter.

      Relative Size

      Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 27.2-32.7 in (69-83 cm)
        • Weight: 56.4-116.4 oz (1600-3300 g)
        • Wingspan: 54.3 in (138 cm)