Location: Waterfowl Park, Regina
– The species was first discovered by Samuel Hearne, and Arctic explorer, around 1770-1.
– Breeds in the tundra of the Canadian Arctic. This was not known until the 1940s.
– Ross’s geese feed on grasses and grains.
– Down on young can be yellow or gray, but indistinguishable when they get older.
* I believe this to be a Ross’s Goose; it has a short, round head. It also has a “grin patch” which is common in Snow Geese. It may be a hybrid of the two species. If you can confirm please let me know.