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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Snow Goose

 

 

Awaiting image for this species

 

 

Snow Goose

Anser caerulescens

 

  • Snow Goose
  • Anser caerulescens
  • WI: Scarce visitor (Very small numbers each year), escape or from feral naturalized population (Domestic flocks gone wild) TBC

 

 

Snow Goose records in the Western Isles

Scarce visitor (Very small numbers each year), escape or from feral naturalized population (Domestic flocks gone wild) TBC
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

The chart below shows how abundant the Snow Goose is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

Branta and Anser Geese

The Branta genus of geese are those species with largely black plumage, the Anser genus are the species which are largely grey.

Collective nouns for Geese

A nide of geese
A gaggle of geese
A flock of geese
A wedge of geese (flying)
A skein of geese (flying)

From WIKI

 

 

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