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The snow goose with the scientific name of Chen caerulescens is one of the members of the goose bird family which is commonly seen in India.

It is also called as Blue goose. It is one of the medium sized goose birds. With its dazzling white plumage, the snow goose is aptly named and is one of the easiest of all geese to identify. The quick clarification of this bird is given below,

 Kingdom   Animalia 
 Phylum   Chordata 
 Class   Aves 
 Order   Anseriformes 
 Family   Anatidae 
 Subfamily   Anserinae 
 Tribe   Anserini 
 Genus   Chen 
 Species   Chen caerulescens 
 Biological Name   Chen caerulescens 

Physical Characteristics:

The Snow goose plumage and morphs are in two different colors. That is white or gray / blue. Hence they are called as snow goose or blue goose. The white morph birds are in white colour except they have black wings. The blue morph gooses have bluish grey plumage on its head, neck and tail. Both of these blue and snow gooses' legs and feet are in rose- red colour. Their bills are in pink colour with black cutting edges.

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