A male and female Ross’s Goose swimming in the lake. Photographed in 2017 at Lake Manawa Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
A tiny white goose with black wingtips, the Ross’s Goose is like a miniature version of the more abundant Snow Goose. It breeds in the central Arctic and winters primarily in central California, but it is becoming more frequent farther east.
The female Ross’s Goose does all of the incubation of the eggs. The male stays nearby and guards her the whole time. The female covers the eggs with down when she leaves the nest. The down keeps the eggs warm while she is away and may help hide them from predators.
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- Includes envelope
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- Photo card is 4″ x 6″ (Window opening 5-5/8″ x 3-5/8″)
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