Other Names: Blue Goose
Distribution: arctic coasts of North America in summer; discontinuously throughout the western and southern United States in winter.
Size: 65-75 cm in length with a 133-156 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Uniform white, with black wing tips. Juveniles have a dark bill and are mottled with brownish gray above. Dark-morph birds have bluish-gray upperparts, brownish underparts, and white head and neck. The flight featers may be bordered with white, giving the wings a streaked appearance. The bill and legs are pink and the eyes are small and black.