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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae

Scientific:
  Anser caerulescens
Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Protonym:
  Anas caerulescens

Avibase ID:
  D3A260BCA65503C6

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175029

Geographic range:

  • Anser caerulescens caerulescens: Siberia and Alaska; winters to California and Gulf Coast
  • Anser caerulescens atlanticus: NW Greenland and islands in Baffin Bay; winters to ne Mexico
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Snow Goose
Czech:
  husa sněžní
German:
  Schneegans
Danish:
  Snegås
Spanish:
  Ansar Nival
Finnish:
  lumihanhi
French:
  Oie des neiges
Icelandic:
  Snjógæs
Italian:
  Oca delle nevi
Japanese:
  hakugan
Japanese:
  ハクガン
Dutch:
  Sneeuwgans
Norwegian:
  Snøgås
Polish:
  śnieżyca duża
Portuguese:
  Ganso-das-neves
Russian:
  Белый гусь
Slovak:
  hus snežná
Swedish:
  Snögås
Chinese:
  雪雁


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Lesser Snow Goose ( Chen hyperborea)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Oie des neiges ( Anser caerulescens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Oie des neiges ( Anser caerulescens)
Clements 1st edition:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Clements 4th edition:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 6th edition:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
eBird version 1.50:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
eBird version 1.52:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
eBird version 1.53:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
eBird version 1.54:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
eBird version 1.55:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
James Lee Peters:
    Anser caerulescens
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Anser caerulescens
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Anser caerulescens

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Azerbaijani: Ağ qaz, Аğ qaş
Belarusian: Белы гусь
Bulgarian: Снежна гъска
Breton: Ar waz-erc'hegi
Catalan: Oca de les neus
Valencian: Oca de les neus
Shor: Ақ қас
Czech: Husa snežní, Husa sněžní, husa snìžní
Welsh: Gŵydd yr eira
Danish: Blå Snegås, Snegås
German: Schneegans
Greek: Λευκόχηνα
English: Blue Goose, Blue-winged Goose, Greater Snow Goose, Lesser Snow Goose, Snow Goose
Esperanto: Ne^gansero, Neĝansero
Spanish: Ánsar hiperbóreo, Ansar Nival, Ánsar Nival, Ànsar nival, Ganso, Ganso Azul, Ganso Blanco, Ganso Nival
Spanish (Mexico): Ganso Blanco
Estonian: Lumehani, Lume-hani
Basque: Elur-antzara, Oca de les neus
Finnish: Lumihanhi
Faroese: Snjógás
French: Oie blanche, Oie bleue, Oie des neiges
Frisian: Sniegoes
Irish: Gé Shneachta
Gaelic: Ghèadh Ban
Galician: Ganso das neves, Oca de les neus
Hebrew: אווז שלג, אוז שלג
Croatian: Bela guska
Hungarian: Sarki lúd
Icelandic: Snjógæs
Italian: Oca delle nevi
Inuktitut: Kangoq, Kangu
Japanese: hakugan, Haku-gan
Japanese: ハクガン
Khakas: Ах хас, Харлығ хас
Kazakh: Ақ қаз
Greenlandic: Kangoq
Korean: 흰기러기
Kirghiz: Ак куу
Latin: Anser caerulescens, Chen caerulescens, Chen hyperborea
Limburgish: Sneigajs
Lithuanian: Baltoji žaćsis, Baltoji žąsis, Snieginė žąsis
Latvian: Sniega zoss
Mongolian: Цагаан галуу
Dutch: Sneeuw Gans, Sneeuwgans
Norwegian: Snøgås
Polish: Ges sniezna, Gęś śnieżna, sniezyca, śnieżyca, śnieżyca (gęś śnieżna), sniezyca duza, śnieżyca duża
Portuguese: Ganso-das-neves
Romansh: Auca da la naiv
Russian: Белый гусь, Гусь белый
Scots: Gheadh ban
Slovak: Hus snežná, Snežnica čiernokrâdla, Snežnica čiernokrídla
Slovenian: Bela gos, snežna gos
Serbian: Бела гуска
Swedish: Snögås
Turkish: Ak kazı, Kar Kazı
Tuvinian: Ак кас
Ukrainian: Біла гуска, Гуска біла
Chinese: [bai yan], [kao yan], [xue-yan], 白雁, 考雁, 雪雁

 

         

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