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Emperor Goose Chen canagica


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Emperor Goose
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Family: Anatidae, Ducks and Geese view all from this family

Dimensions Length: 26-28" (66-71 cm)

Range Western Canada, Alaska, California, Northwest

Discussion Recalls blue morph Ross's or Snow Goose, but plumage is much smarter, adult having welldefined white head and hindneck, black throat and foreneck, and blue-gray body plumage with scalloped pattern created by feathers' black subterminal bands and white edges. Bering Sea specialty; breeds in eastern Siberia and western Alaska, winters on coasts of Aleutian Islands. Casual south to California.