Is goose is Boris?
I was watching Balto for Xth time when it dawned on me in none of the movies (Balto I, II, and III) Boris's true species isn't revealed.
We do know he is a goose with a Russian accent but we do not know what species he is.
I did some googling and research and didn't really find any russian geese matching Boris's description or coloring. When I was searching geese migration that go through Alaska this bird came up.
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
is a of . Its name derives from the typically white . The of this bird is disputed. The and for example place this species and the other two 'white' geese in the genus, while some other authorities place it in the more traditional 'grey' goose genus .
This breeds in northern and the northeastern tip of , and winters much further south in the continent in the southern and beyond.This species is a rare vagrant to , but a frequent escape from collections and an occasional feral breeder. For example, Snow Geese are rare visitors to the where they are seen regularly among flocks of , and geese. There is also a population in from which many vagrant birds in Britain seem to derive. In , vagrants are not infrequently encountered during the winter months. [*]
This may or may not be the exact goose species of Boris, but it could be one of few in the region.
If I have the species wrong, please do correct me