The Ross goose is only about half the size of the snow goose.
Both the bill and feet are of the same colour with those of the snow goose.
Like the snow goose it is pure white with black primary plumes.
In east, this species predominates in early spring migration whereas the snow goose is most numerous later.
The skin, when stripped of its feathers, is of the same colour as the snow goose, and they are equally good eating.
This smaller species of the snow goose nests on islands in rivers along the arctic coast.
The snow goose is never seen here; none, indeed, but oceanic species are seen here.