Definition of Chen caerulescens
1. Noun. North American wild goose having dark plumage in summer but white in winter.
Generic synonyms: Goose
Group relationships: Chen, Subgenus Chen
Specialized synonyms: Snow Goose
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Literary usage of Chen caerulescens
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1. The Birds of Essex County, Massachusetts by Charles Wendell Townsend (1905)
"A specimen of Blue Goose (Chen caerulescens) shot near Essex, in 1876, which came into the possession of Mr. WA Jeffries, was at first thought to be this ..."
2. Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark: 194 Essays from the Pages of by Robert A. Saindon (2003)
"Other names for brant, grey (11-2-05) blue goose, Chen caerulescens caerulescens, ... 18 white with black wing tips (10-17-04) snow goose, Chen caerulescens ..."
3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"Approximately 500 Blue Geese, (Chen caerulescens), in long strings, flew from the wide marshes on shore directly into the Gulf, many passing over the ship. ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1909)
"Chen caerulescens (Linnaeus). Blue goose. Two specimens, male and female, were killed a few years ago on Cayuga Lake by Foster Parker. ..."
5. Birds of the Kotzebue Sound Region, Alaska by Joseph Grinnell (1900)
"< 94 (169.1) Chen caerulescens (Linnaeus) Gundlach. BLUE GOOSE. STATUS—Known only from the record by L. Belding of two specimens shot near Stockton "about ..."
6. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"Chen caerulescens (Linn.). Br.nE GOOSE. Adults. — Head and part of neck white, body chiefly grayish brown, rump (usually) and wing-coverts bluish gray. ..."