snow goose


Definition of snow goose

: a North American goose (Chen caerulescens synonym Anser caerulescens) that has a pinkish bill and exists either as a white form with black primaries or as a grayish-black form with a white head

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And human activity, both near and far, can change the balance: As snow geese have learned to feed on farmlands rather than in the wild on their migration routes, their exploding numbers have threatened to degrade their tundra nesting sites. Christina Nunez, National Geographic, "Tundra threats, explained," 19 June 2019 Hunting - Guide Scott Clary reported a 60-plus snow goose shoot over green fields. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Feb. 24," 23 Feb. 2018 Four snow geese were seized and citations for hunting from a public road, discharging a firearm from a public road, and warnings for hunting waterfowl from a vehicle were issued. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, "Game warden field notes," 1 Mar. 2018 Hunting - Guide Scott Clary said a low ceiling helped decoying action for snow geese. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Feb. 10," 9 Feb. 2018 Streams cross it without passports, as do snow geese and caribou, flowing forever between winter and summer ranges. Michael Engelhard, Alaska Dispatch News, "Traversing the Brooks Range, step by revealing step," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of snow goose

1771, in the meaning defined above

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