Hunts By Species: Snow Goose

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)  is divided into two subspecies: Lesser Snow Goose (C. c. caerulescens) and Greater Snow Geese (C. c. atlanticus).  Lesser snows described below have a vastly greater population and range than do greater snows.  There are also 2  snow goose color phases, white and blue, plus various interphases). Some novice collectors and for-fee “contests” assign species-like designations to color phases in error. Snows, blue and Ross’ geese are collectively referred to as “light geese.”

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