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Ross' Goose

Chen rossii

This is a small goose which is similar in appearance to the snow goose. It is distinguished by its smaller size and wart-like protuberances found at the base of its bill. During the breeding season, it migrates north to the tundra where it will inhabit lakeshores and islands. During the winter, Ross's goose migrates across eastern Alberta where it will frequent ponds, large lakes, and stubble fields. Nesting takes place in large colonies and the female will lay two to nine eggs during the breeding season.

Map of Ross' Goose in Canada
Distribution of Ross' Goose in Canada

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