Rosss Goose

Other Names: none

Distribution: arctic coasts of Canada in summer; discontinuously throughout the southwestern United States in winter.

Rosss Goose distribution range map

Description:

Size: 53-66 cm in length with a 119-137 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Uniform white with white wings, black wing tips, a pink bill, small black eyes, and pink legs.

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Rosss Goose

Rosss Goose

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
long-wings
pointed-wings
Action
flying
perching
Behavior
soaring
Markings
streaks
tailbands
wingbands
Sounds
harsh call
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
high perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
fields
Forests
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
black
brown
white
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species