They are found in breeding colonies in northern Alaska across the arctic from Canada to Greenland and northeastern Siberia. They winter in the U.S. on the coast of California, the west Gulf coast, and the middle Atlantic coast.
They summer on the arctic tundra near fresh water and winter in coastal wetlands or farm fields.
They are more than 2.5 feet tall. There are 2 different looks (phases) of snow goose. One is mostly white with black feathers on the tip of the wings. The other has a white head and neck front, but a dark gray body. They have a pink bill with a black patch along the edge called a grinning patch. They have dark eyes and pink legs.
They mate for life.
They eat plants from water plants to farm grains.
The dig a nest on the ground and line it with plants and feather down. Females lay 2-6 white to gray eggs.
Species: C. caerulescens
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