This European species is exactly like the American except that it is said to average a trifle smaller. It is occasionally found in Greenland.
Range. - Whole of North America, breeding in the Arctic regions and wintering south to the Gulf coast; not common on the Atlantic coast during migrations.
These birds may be recognized by their mottled plumage, dark head and white forehead. This species is more abundant than any of the preceding and nests in large colonies along the arctic coast and in Alaska. Their nests are made of dried grasses, feathers and down and are placed on the ground in a slight depression. From four to nine eggs are laid; these have a dull buff ground. Size 3.00 x 2.05. Date. - Island in delta of Mackenzie River, June 10, 1899. Pour eggs. Nest of grass and feathers on the ground on a small island. Collector, Rev. I. O. Stringer.
This European species is casually found in Greenland. It is one of the most common of the Old World Species.
Ross Snow Goose. American White-fronted Goose.