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Possible Ross's Goose? Seneca Falls NY 1/23/23


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I wouldn’t call this bird a hybrid. Reading through this article and comparing to the chart is helpful https://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/12/identification-of-white-geese/

The head shape isn’t really that round, lacking the “cute” look of a Ross’s. The grin patch is quite large. The bill isn’t tiny (the article talks about bill length compared to neck thickness, but I’m having a hard time seeing what is described on the Snows in the photos.) and the bird does look small. To call this bird a hybrid I think we would need better images of the bill, and multiple angles of the head. 

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