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Snow Goose
(Chen caerulescens)

    
        
Snow Goose
Photo © David Blevins
 
Snow Goose Information

Length:
 25 - 31"

Habitat:

Breeding habitat:  Arctic tundra,
either along the coast or near lakes and rivers.

Winter habitat:  Saltwater marshes, freshwater marshes, agricultural land near water.


Diet:
 Roots, leaves, and seeds of aquatic vegetation such as bulrushes, sedges,and marsh grasses; tender shoots of grasses in pastures and meadows; waste grains and wild berries.
 
Identification tips for the Snow Goose
 
Calls of the Snow Goose
 
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Snow Goose Breeding Map
   
Winter Map (CBC)           
 
Additional photos and information:

Audubon Field Guide
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and sounds.

Peter LaTourrette's Bird Photo Gallery
Photos of Snow Goose.
 
     
   

 

 


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