The Ross’s Goose looks very similar to a snow goose but in miniature form. They have a white body, dark primary feathers, a short neck, and a rather stumpy bill. They frequently flock in large numbers with Snow geese.
22-25” | 2-3.5lbs
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Lakes and reservoirs
The Ross’s Goose breeds in the arctic tundra regions of Canada and migrates to lower parts of North America in the winter. Adults form monogamous pairs, and females incubate the eggs while the male guards the nest. They eat a variety of plant matter that varies seasonally, but their diet consists mainly of green grasses and sedges.