1. Aleutian Goose Branta canadensis leucopareia, with juvenile Ross's Goose Chen rossii, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, November 16, 2003.  Note the small size of the Aleutian Goose, and the narrow white forecollar shadowed below by an indistinct dark collar. 

2. Aleutian Goose B. c. leucopareia, with juvenile Ross's Goose C. rossii, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, November 16, 2003.  In profile, note the boxy head shape and small bill.

3. Aleutian Goose B. c. leucopareia, with juvenile Ross's Goose C. rossii, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, USA, November 16, 2003.  Wintering only in California, numbers of this formerly endangered form have rebounded in response to control of introduced foxes on the Alaskan breeding islands.

4. Aleutian Goose B. c. leucopareia, with juvenile Ross's Goose C. rossii, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, USA, November 16, 2003.  Size comparison with accompanying Ross's Goose.

5. Aleutian Goose B. c. leucopareia, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, USA, November 16, 2003.  Click here for more photos of Aleutian Geese.

© Stephen J. Davies

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