Snow Goose - Chen caerulescens

Length 2.2-2.8 ft (66.0-84.0 cm)
Wingspan 11.0 ft (335.3 cm)
Weight 5.3-7.4 lb (2404.0-3356.6 g)
Clutch Size 4-5
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

As with Greater White-fronted Geese, the Snow Goose can be found in the thousands at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge as they migrate. They are similar to Ross's Geese but they are larger and the bill is different. They are a North American goose.

Both sexes are similar with the male slightly larger. Snow Geese are vegetarians. They eat aquatic plants, grasses, and grain. A beautiful sight at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge is the Snow Geese taking off at sunset to feed on the remnants in rice fields.

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