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Possible Snow x Ross's Goose

January 2009

Caroline County, MD, USA

(1) Very small-headed compared to Snow, but bill appearing too long for Ross's Goose, head not rounded enough. Poss. hybrid on right.



 (2) Lacking grin patch of Snow


(3) Feathering at base of bill shows small indent at top then largely straight - intermediate between convex "bulge" of Snow and straight feathering of Ross's

Poss. hybrid on left

Snow Goose:

Ross's (captive):

(4) Faint grey patch at base of bill contrasting with bright outer pink two-thirds of bill (see also above)

See also:  http://www.jkcassady.com/gallery/rogoxsngo.htm