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Ross's Goose (Chen rossii)
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Ross' Goose (Chen rossii)
Very small bill

General Description: Ross's Geese (Chen rossii) are small geese that are entirely white except for the black wing tips (primary feathers). The bill is small and all pink (lacks the black lips of Snow Geese).

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anserinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Ross' Goose (Chen rossii)
Ross' Goose is smaller than a domestic mallard

Where to Find: Ross' Geese are not common around Las Vegas, but they do migrate through the desert southwest to winter at the Salton Sea, so keep an eye out for them at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area. They also seem to have taken up residence at Sunset Park.

Comments:

Ross' Goose (Chen rossii) If you were a tasty water bug or a big seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
Ross' Goose (Chen rossii)
Two ROGO with three domestic geese
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Two ROGO with a domestic goose
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Compare Ross' Goose (tiny) with Snow Goose (large)
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Left to right: Ross' Goose, Domestic Duck, and Domestic Goose
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Ross' Goose and Domestic Goose
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Ross' Goose and Domestic Goose
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Ross' Goose with coots and ducks
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Ross' Goose with coots and ducks
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Ross' Goose at Sunset Park, Urban Las Vegas
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Ross' Goose and Domestic Goose at Sunset Park

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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