Snow Goose (Slimbridge September 2018)
The Snow Goose, also known as the Blue Goose, is native to North America.
The Snow Goose is a member of the Chen genus and has two sub-species, namely the Greater Snow Goose and the Lesser Snow Goose.
Snow Geese are visitors to the British Isles and are regularily seen amongst Barnacle Geese, Brent Geese and White-Fronted Geese.
The Snow Goose is similar to the Ross's Goose in appearance except it is much larger and has a less rounded head.
(Compare the two Geese.)
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630mm to 790mm (25" to 31")
Appearance - Male
The male has White plumage with Black wing tips. The bill is Pink and the legs and feet are Red/Pink.
The male Blue morph has Blue/Grey plumage with Black wing tips. The bill is Pink and the legs and feet are Red/Pink.
Appearance - Female
The female is similar to the male.
Wetlands, Marshes and Lakes.
Aquatic Plants, Roots, Stems, Grasses, Grain and Rice.
Late May to Mid August.
The nest is built from vegetation on a round mound.
Quantity: 6 to 7
Average size: 82mm x 55mm
Colour: Creamy White.