Anser caerulescens x Branta CANADENSIS
Status: Rare regular winter visitor west and central, rare casual east.
Winter: There are 10 records from 26 Oct- 14 Mar, only one of which is from the east: two at Glenn Cunningham Lake, Douglas Co 26-27 Oct 2018
This hybrid closely resembles Snow Goose X Cackling Goose but is larger than the smaller forms of Canada Goose, presumably parvipes in western and central Nebraska where most reports originate. Reports are expected to increase as awareness of hybrid waterfowl and their identification has increased since Nebraska’s first in 2018.
A discussion of this and other hybrid waterfowl can be found at Bird Hybrids: Snow Goose x Canada Goose.
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2022. Snow x Canada Goose (hybrid) (Anser caerulescens x Branta canadensis). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
Birds of Nebraska – Online
last updated 30 Mar 2022