Ross X Cackling Goose hybrid

Ross’s x Cackling Goose (hybrid)

Anser rossii x Branta hutchinsii

Status: Rare casual winter visitor statewide.

Records: There are six records:

16 Nov 2020 Dundy Co (Mlodinow, eBird.org)

30 Nov 2020 Scotts Bluff Co (Mlodinow, eBird.org)

22 Jan 2021 Scotts Bluff Co (Mlodinow, eBird.org)

5 Feb 2016 Douglas Co (Manning, eBird.org)

10 Feb 2019 Dawson Co (Edwards, eBird.org)

29 Feb 2020 Dundy Co (Mlodinow, eBird.org).

Comments: Discussion of this hybrid and photographs can be accessed at Bird Hybrids: Ross’s Goose x Cackling Goose.

Ross X Cackling Goose hybrid

Ross’s x Cackling Goose (hybrid) with Cackling Geese in Dundy Co 16 Nov 2020 by Steven Mlodinow. 

Acknowledgements: Photograph (top) of a Ross’s x Cackling Goose (hybrid) with Cackling Geese in Dawson Co 10 Feb 2019 by Boni Edwards.

Recommended Citation

Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen.  2021.  Ross’s x Cackling Goose (hybrid) (Anser rossii x Branta hutchinsii). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org

Updated 22 February 2021