Dark Geese Vs Light Geese

You may have heard about dark and light geese and most of you would have failed to recognize the difference between. Scientifically, both of them belong to family antidae and to the tribe of Anserini.  The tribe Anserini comprises further divisions Anser – the grey one and Chen – the white geese. Apparently, the dark geese belong to the grey division and light geese to the white.

“Dark geese are another name for Canada geese, and similarly, light geese include Ross’s and lesser Snow geese.”


If a goose has black head and neck with a white chinstrap, then it is Canada goose. Canada geese range from 30 to 43 inches in length and have 50 to 73 inches wingspan and their tarsus range from 2.7 to 4.2 inches and bills range from 1.6 to 2.7 inches.

The snow goose has two color plumage morphs, white or gray/blue. The white-morphs are white except the black wing tips, and the blue morphs have bluish-grey plumage except the head. The lesser snow geese are 25 to 31 inches tall and weigh 2.0 to 2.7 kg. The larger snow geese have an average height of 31 inches and weigh around 3.85 kg. The wingspan for both geese is around 53 to 65 inches.


Canada geese are among seasonal migrating birds. The autumn migration can be seen from September to the early November. The early migration usually spends time at a rest stop and goes through the migration faster. Later they spend more time. However, the geese return to their nesting areas for breeding.

Snow geese migrate from late May to mid August. They leave their nesting areas and spend more than half a year to migrate.

Hunting tips

For successful waterfowl hunting, you have to follow few strategies. Most of the time, it is better to rely on the proven tips and techniques, which usually safe and convenient to execute. The first approach to a successful hunting trip is stats with gathering all the essential gadgets and tools. These equipments not only make your trip successful, but also make it safe and secure.

The next crucial approach would be finding a perfect spot. Usually, a skilled hunter scout more and more to find a specific hunting spot. Both Canada and snow geese are herbivorous; therefore, it would be better if you spread your decoy around wet and green areas. For both light and dark geese, a simple calling is effective. Visit huntfowl for more…