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Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
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Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)

General Description: Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) are large geese that are entirely white except for the black wing tips (primary feathers) and pink bill with black lips.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anserinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Where to Find: Snow Geese are not common around Las Vegas, but keep an eye out in places like the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Snow Geese are not common around Las Vegas.

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese sleeping: juvenile (left, dark) and adult (right, white).
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
The dark snow goose is a "blue goose," a dark morph, or a youngster
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Snow Geese in flight: white with black wing tips
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Sacramento NWR, CA
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Sacramento NWR, CA
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Sacramento NWR, CA
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Sacramento NWR, CA
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Bosque del Apache NWR, NM
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Bosque del Apache NWR, NM
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Bosque del Apache NWR, NM
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Bosque del Apache NWR, NM
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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