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Snow Goose

Anser caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens), also known as the Blue Goose, is a North American species of goose. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. The genus of this bird is disputed. The American Ornithologists' Union and BirdLife International place this species and the other "white geese" in the Chen genus, while other authorities follow the traditional treatment of placing these species in the "gray goose" genus Anser. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Anser

Scientific:
  Anser caerulescens

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.124

Protonym:
  Anas caerulescens

Avibase ID:
  D3A260BCA65503C6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D3A260BC

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175038

Geographic range:

  • Anser caerulescens caerulescens: breeds from northeastern Siberia and Alaska to northwestern and north central Candaa; winters in the southern United States from California to New York, and to northern Mexico
  • Anser caerulescens atlanticus: NW Greenland and islands in Baffin Bay; winters to ne Mexico
English:
Snow Goose
Czech:
husa sněžní
German:
Schneegans
Danish:
Snegås
Spanish:
Ánsar nival
Finnish:
lumihanhi
French:
Oie des neiges
Icelandic:
Snjógæs
Italian:
Oca delle nevi
Japanese:
hakugan
Japanese:
ハクガン
Dutch:
Sneeuwgans
Norwegian:
Snøgås
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Snøgås
Polish:
śnieżyca duża
Portuguese:
Ganso-das-neves
Russian:
Белый гусь
Slovak:
hus snežná
Swedish:
snögås
Ukrainian:
Гуска біла
Chinese:
雪雁


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Lesser Snow Goose ( Chen hyperborea) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Oie des neiges ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Oie des neiges ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Anser caerulescens [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Anser caerulescens [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Snow Goose ( Anser caerulescens) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anser caerulescens [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Chen caerulescens [version 1]

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
English (IOC): Snow Goose
Esperanto: Ne^gansero, Neĝansero
Spanish: Ánsar hiperbóreo, Ansar Nival, Ánsar Nival, Ànsar nival, Ganso, Ganso Azul, Ganso Blanco, Ganso Nival
Spanish (Cuba): Guanana prieta
Spanish (Spain): Ánsar Nival
Spanish (HBW): Ánsar nival
Spanish (Mexico): Ganso Blanco
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Ganso Blanco
Spanish (Uruguay): Snow Goose
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, Snježna guska
Hungarian: Sarki lúd
Icelandic: Snjógæs
Italian: Oca delle nevi
Inuktitut: Kangoq, Kangu
Japanese: hakugan, Haku-gan
Japanese: ハクガン
Japanese (Kanji): 白雁
Khakas: Ах хас, Харлығ хас
Kazakh: Ақ қаз
Greenlandic: Kangoq
Korean: 흰기러기
Korean (Transliteration): huin-gireogi
Kirghiz: Ак куу
Scientific: Anas caerulescens, Anser caerulescens, Anser caerulescens caerulescens, Chen caerulescens, Chen hyperborea
Limburgish: Sneigajs
Lithuanian: Baltoji žaćsis, Baltoji žąsis, Sniegine žasis, Snieginė žąsis
Latvian: Sniega zoss
Mongolian: Цагаан галуу
Dutch: Sneeuw Gans, Sneeuwgans
Norwegian Nynorsk: Snøgås
Norwegian: Snøgås
Polish: Ges sniezna, Gęś śnieżna, sniezyca, śnieżyca, śnieżyca (gęś śnieżna), sniezyca duza, śnieżyca duża
Pinyin: bái yàn, kǎo yàn, xuě-yàn
Portuguese: Ganso-das-neves
Portuguese (Portugal): Ganso-das-neves
Romansh: Auca da la naiv
Romanian: Gâscă de zăpadă
Russian: Белый гусь, Гусь белый
Scots: Gheadh ban
Slovak: Hus snežná, Snežnica čiernokrâdla, Snežnica čiernokrídla
Slovenian: Bela gos, snežna gos
Serbian: Snežna guska, 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
Chinese (Traditional): 白雁, 考雁, 雪雁

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