Distinguishing Features - Length: 56 - 79 cm; weight 1.2 - 2.5 kg. Overall colouration: pure white with black wing tips, pink feet and stout pink bill with black margin. In some regions, a blue phase occurs and were formerly considered a seperate species - the Blue Goose Chen caerulescens.
Northeastern Siberia, Arctic America; tundra, marshes, grainfields, prairies, ponds, bays.
Largely plant materials; seeds of aquatic plants and cultivated grains.
The species is noisy in flight; more terrestrial than ducks; the voice is a high pitched nasal barking.
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