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Ross's Goose
This is an adult. This species was formerly very rare but now a fairly common and increasing winter visitor to California primarily in the Central Valley. This one was first found last month by Gary Deghi along the immediate coast where it is still a rarity. They look like a small version of the more familiar Snow Goose. The two can be distinguished with care by the Ross's shorter, stubbier bill lacking the dark gap between the mandibles. The gray warty shield at the base of the bill further help distinguish it. The white cheeks border the bill in a straight line in Ross's, while this border is more curved in Snow. Formerly placed in the genus "Chen."
Location
Ocean Colony, Half Moon Bay, California, USA.
Date taken
23 January 2023
Scientific name
Anser rossii

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Category
Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
143
Comment count
2

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/500 second(s)
ISO
100
Filename
Ross'sGooseIMG_2755.jpg
File size
506.3 KB
Date taken
Tue, 23 January 2024 12:06 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 1020px

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