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I'm guessing juvenile Snow Goose

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south Mississippi, 12/29.

I went looking for a Ross's Goose that I saw yesterday and found this feller instead. I'm guessing Snow Goose because of the mouth thing it has going on. Dirty feathers makes me think juvenile.  Did I get it right?

 

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2 hours ago, thelodger14 said:

why not the dark morph snow goose?

This photo is mostly white. The blue morph is much darker all over, isn't it?

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Immature (not juvenile) Snow Goose -- note that some of those inner wing covert are all white, rather than dark-centered as on the outer coverts -- that means that it has replaced some of the juvenile feathering, which then means that it is no longer a juvenile.

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