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Snow Goose (blue morph)


Chen caerulescens
Goose family (Anatidae)

About the same size as a Canada Goose. Dark gray-brown body, white head and neck, pink bill.

Habitat:
Wetlands, lakes.

Voice:

A high-pitched honking.

Name Origin:

The genus name Chen is from the Greek for “goose.”  The species name caerulescens is from the Latin for ”bluish.” 

In the Nature Park:
Stops briefly at Nature Park during spring migration.

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