Snow Goose

Snow Goose

Summary:

Literature Snow Goose
[order] Anseriformes |

Snow Goose determination[order] Anseriformes | [family] Anatidae | [latin] Anser caerulescens | [UK] Snow Goose | [FR] Oie des neiges | [DE] Schneegans | [ES] Ganso Azul | [IT] Oca delle nevi | [NL] Sneeuwgans


Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Chen caerulescens atlantica ne Canada, nw Greenland
  2. Chen caerulescens caerulescens ne Siberia, n Alaska (USA), nw Canada
  3. Chen caerulescens NA n

Literature

Title
The impact of goose grazing on arctic and temperate wetlands
Author(s): Gilles Gauthier, Jean-Fran├žois Giroux, Line Rochefort
Abstract: Geese are large, herbivorous birds that graze in huge flocks in ways that may have a considerable impact on
vegetation. This is exemplified best in two subspecies of snow geese, the lesser and the greater, both of which have increased
dramatically ..[more]..
Source: Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(Supplement): 108-111, 2006
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Title
Comparative energy budgets of Greater Snow Geese Chen caerulescens atlantica staging in two habitats in spring
Author(s): Bedard J. & Gauthier G
Abstract: During a recent population increase, the high-arctic nesting Greater Snow Goose Chen caerulescens atlantica greatly expanded its spring staging habitat. Over two decades, the flock over-spilled from its traditional fresh-water Scripus marshes of the ..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 77 (1): 3-20.
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All of Anatidae

  1. American Wigeon
  2. Anas americana
  1. Bar-headed Goose
  2. Anser indicus
  1. Barnacle Goose
  2. Branta leucopsis
  1. Barrows Goldeneye
  2. Bucephala islandica
  1. Bean Goose
  2. Anser fabalis
  1. Blue-winged Teal
  2. Anas discors
  1. Brent Goose
  2. Branta bernicla
  1. Canada goose
  2. Branta canadensis
  1. Canvasback
  2. Aythya valisineria
  1. Common Scoter
  2. Melanitta nigra
  1. Egyptian Goose
  2. Alopochen aegyptiacus
  1. Eider
  2. Somateria mollissima
  1. Garganey
  2. Anas querquedula
  1. Goldeneye
  2. Bucephala clangula
  1. Greater Scaup
  2. Aythya marila
  1. Greater White-fronted Goose
  2. Anser albifrons
  1. Greylag Goose
  2. Anser anser
  1. Hooded Merganser
  2. Lophodytes cucullatus
  1. Lesser White-fronted Goose
  2. Anser erythropus
  1. Light-bellied Brent Goose
  2. Branta bernicla hrota
  1. Mallard
  2. Anas platyrhynchos
  1. Marbled Duck
  2. Marmaronetta angustirostris
  1. Merganser
  2. Mergus merganser
  1. Mute Swan
  2. Cygnus olor
  1. Northern Pintail
  2. Anas acuta
  1. Northern Shoveler
  2. Anas clypeata
  1. Pink-footed Goose
  2. Anser brachyrhynchus
  1. Pochard
  2. Aythya ferina
  1. Redhead
  2. Aythya americana
  1. Ruddy Duck
  2. Oxyura jamaicensis
  1. Shelduck
  2. Tadorna tadorna
  1. Snow Goose
  2. Anser caerulescens
  1. Stellers Eider
  2. Polysticta stelleri
  1. Surf Scoter
  2. Melanitta perspicillata
  1. Teal
  2. Anas crecca
  1. Tufted Duck
  2. Aythya fuligula
  1. Whistling Swan
  2. Cygnus columbianus
  1. White-headed Duck
  2. Oxyura leucocephala
  1. Wigeon
  2. Anas penelope
  1. Wood Duck
  2. Aix sponsa
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