Snow Goose

a..k.a. Blue Goose

Anser caerulescens

A pair of the White phase of Snow Geese
Photo courtesy of Sally Zacharias

This beautiful goose breeds arcross the North American Arctic and into Siberia. It exists in 2 phases, White and Blue. The Blue form is more common in eastern populations but can be found in the west, also. When the forms overlap the Blue seems to be dominant.

A normal clutch consists of 6-8 eggs and incubation lasts 22-25 days.


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White phase females
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

A swimming Blue phase Snow Goose
Photo courtesy of Mark Hoffacker

Two more shots of that same Blue phase bird
Photos courtesy of Mark Hoffacker

Blue phase Snow Geese: A male and a pair
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

A pair of Snows, both color phases
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Blue phase: Gander and pair (female on left)
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

More White phase birds
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

A White phase juvenile
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen


Hybrids

Snow Goose X domestic White China Goose
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen


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