white head, tail; grey-and-white dappled body plumage (Zoo; 2008-09-18)

Emperor Goose
Chen canagica

Native Range: North America and Eurasia

Notes: summers in western Alaska and northeastern Russia, winters in the Aleutian Islands and elsewhere in Alaska; diet consists of both marine plants and shellfish; this beautiful species is now considered threatened due to population declines from hunting and oil pollution; no sexual dimorphism.

pink bill with black tip; black throat (Zoo; 2008-09-18)

dorsal view; white on the tail as well as the head (Zoo; 2008-10-19)