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Rosss Goose
2006-03-07 15:11:18

The Ross's Goose (Chen rossii) is a North American species of goose. It breeds in northern Canada and winters much further south in the continent in the southern USA and occasionally northern Mexico. The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the other two "white" geese in the genus Chen rather than the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser. Ross's Goose has white...

Snow Goose
2006-03-07 14:59:21

The Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) is a North American species, so named due to its typically white plumage. The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the other two "white" geese in the genus Chen, while some other authorities place it in the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser. This goose breeds in northern Canada and the northeastern tip of Siberia. It winters...

Lesser White-fronted Goose
2006-03-07 14:33:15

The Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) is a close relative to the larger White-fronted Goose (A. albifrons). During times of breeding it is widely distributed throughout northernmost Asia, but is less common in Europe. This migratory bird spends its winters further south in Europe and is a very rare vagrant to Great Britain. Very few difference are noted between the two...

White-fronted Goose
2006-03-07 14:23:54

The White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) is closely related to the smaller Lesser White-fronted Goose (A. erythropus). It is known as the Greater White-fronted Goose in North America. Both of the white-fronted species have a very striking white face and broad black bars which cross the belly. These geese are 65-78 cm in length and have a 130-165 cm wingspan. They have bright orange legs and...

Canada Goose
2005-06-14 12:44:59

The Canada goose (Branta canadensis), also called the Canadian Goose in North America, belongs to the Branta genus of geese. This genus contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. The species name, canadensis, is a New Latin word meaning "of Canada". The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish this goose from all except the...

Emperor Goose
2005-06-09 13:09:49

The Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) is a species of goose that breeds around the Bering Sea, mostly in Alaska, USA, but also in Kamchatka, Russia. It is migratory, wintering mainly in the Aleutian Islands. The American ornithologist, David Sibley, places this species and the other North American "white" geese in the genus Chen, rather than the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser. The...

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