Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) - HBW 1, p. 582

French: Oie des neiges German: Schneegans Spanish: Ansar Nival
Other common names: Greater Snow Goose (atlanticus); Lesser Snow Goose, Blue Goose (caerulescens)

Taxonomy: Anas caerulescens Linnaeus, 1758, Hudson Bay.
Sometimes placed in genus Chen together with A. rossii. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758) - Wrangel I (off NE USSR); N Alaska E to Baffin I.
  • atlanticus (Kennard, 1927) - NW Greenland and islands in N Baffin Bay.