The tiny Ross's Goose has a white plumage with black wing-tips, a short reddish-pink beak with pale tip, the base of the beak has a greenish-grey warty area on the male, and legs and feet are reddish-pink. Both sexes are similar. The Ross's Goose has a similar plumage to the Snow Goose (in white phase) but is a much smaller bird with a smaller beak, and a smaller and more rounded head.
Typical Adult is 57-64cm (22-25in).
Mostly grasses, sedges, shoots, and grain.
Arctic tundra, wetlands, and agricultural fields in north Canada - Queen Maud Gulf, and west of Hudson Bay. They winter further south in southern USA - California, Texas & Louisiana, and occasionally north Mexico.
2 to 8 (pale creamy-white colour).
River Cottage's collection of Geese changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock
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Note: All birds are subject to availability and we reserve the right to alter prices as the market and our costs dictate. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please contact us for futher details