Anser caerulescens atlanticus
English : Snow goose
French : Oie des neiges
Class : Aves
Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
Adults can reach a length of 84 cm for a weight of 3.8 kg. Long dark red bill with black edges, bright red legs. Most common plumage color is snow white with black flight feathers. Blue morph exists with mostly dark brown to grey-blue color.
Range and habitat
This subspecies breeds from Greenland to east Canada, winters in eastern-central USA. Species also found from Alaska to north-west Canada. Lives in grassy tundra and stony ground near lakes, river deltas or ponds.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is considered safe and locally very common to abundant. Both subspecies have increased their numbers in recent times.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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