photographs by Douglas Herr
family Anatidae: Ross's Goose (Anser rossii)

Ross's Goose #00, Glenn County California - 11 November 2012
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Ross's Goose #01, Colusa County California - 22 February 2013
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Ross's Goose #02, Colusa County California - 22 February 2013
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Ross's Goose #03, Colusa County California - 24 January 2014
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Ross's Goose #04, Colusa County California - 24 January 2014
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Ross's Goose #05, Colusa County California - 01 February 2014
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Ross's Goose #06, Colusa County California - 01 February 2014
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Ross's Goose #07, Colusa County California - 01 February 2014
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Ross's Goose #08, Colusa County California - 10 January 2015
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Ross's Goose #09, Colusa County California - 10 January 2015
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Ross's Goose #10, Colusa County California - 10 January 2015
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Ross's Goose #11, Colusa County California - 23 January 2015
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Ross's Goose #12, Colusa County California - 26 January 2018
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Ross's Goose #13, Colusa County California - 26 January 2018
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Ross's Goose #14, Colusa County California - 25 November 2019
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Ross's Goose #15, Colusa County California - 25 November 2019
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Ross's Goose #16, Colusa County California - 25 November 2019
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Ross's Goose #17, Colusa County California - 25 November 2019
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Ross's Goose #18, Colusa County California - 25 November 2019
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Ross's Goose #19, Colusa County California - 25 November 2019
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Ross's Goose #20, Colusa County California - 03 December 2019
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Ross's Goose #21, Colusa County California - 03 December 2019
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Ross's Goose #22, Colusa County California - 03 December 2019
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Ross's Goose #23, Colusa County California - 03 December 2019
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Ross's Goose #24, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #25, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #26, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #27, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #28, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #29, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #30, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #31, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #32, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #33, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Ross's Goose #34, Colusa County California - 05 November 2021
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Field identification tips: The Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) can be difficult to distinguish from the very similar Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) because the differences can be hard to see at a distance. A. rossii is slightly smaller with a stubbier neck and bill, and the bill lacks the black 'grinning patch' of A. caerulescens. Both A. rossii and A. caerulescens have a rare 'blue' color morph with darker body contour and wing covert feathers.

Typical range: This bird breeds in Canada's coastal arctic, migrating through the Great Plains and wintering in wetlands of the Lower 48 and Mexico.

Habitat: A. caerulescens prefers open habitats like wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural fields.

all photographs Copyright (C) Douglas Herr
last updated 05 February 2024