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Gene C. Reid Park ~ Lake/Pond Area
Canon Powershot sx10is
Very common and increasing over its range, Snow Goose breeds in far-northern Arctic tundra south to Hudson Bay. It winters in farm fields and marshes of the southern U.S.
in flocks of many thousands that often include smaller numbers of Ross’s Geese.
There are two subspecies: Greater (atlanticus), seen in the coastal mid-Atlantic states in winter; and the very widespread (nominate, including the common dark morph, “Blue Goose”), which is closer in size to Ross’s but still larger. Dark morph Greater Snow Geese are rare.
VOICE A contented rauw_, given when feeding; a higher-pitched, often doubled honk-_eenkk!- when agitated or in flight.