[CT Birds] Blue Snow vs Dark Morph Goose Question
shilohdad01 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 15:09:34 EST 2014
From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "All About Birds" site:
The Snow Goose is a white-bodied goose with black wingtips that are barely visible on the ground but noticeable in flight. The pink bill has a dark line along it, often called a "grinning patch" or "black lips." You may also see dark morph Snow Geese, or "Blue Geese," with a white face, dark brown body, and white under the tail.
So dark morph and Blue Goose are the same things.
South Salem, NY
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> On Dec 1, 2014, at 3:03 PM, Elaine Taylor via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> I have noticed a few reports of what I think was the same mixed group of Canada and Blue/ Dark Morph Snow Geese in movement (last seen in In Simsbury- Lea Kessler Shaw). I was wondering if anyone can help me understand the difference between Dark Morph and Blue Snow. I took pictures when the group was here at the Orchard Hill Pond in Bristol and I identified the single Snow Goose as a Blue Snow by using detailed bird identification photos online. But perhaps it was Dark Morph? They look the same....
> Thank you.
> Elaine in Bristol
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