Greater White-fronted Goose

Scientific Name: Anser albifrons
Common Name: Greater White-fronted Goose
Other Name: Specklebelly Goose

Identifying Features: Bright orange legs, mouse-coloured (brownish) upper wing-coverts, light grey breasts dappled with dark brown to black blotches and bars,  pinkish bill.

Fun Facts:

  • Breeds in Arctic and Siberian tundra and winters in large flocks in agricultural areas and wetlands.
  • A delayed snowmelt or late spring storm can significantly reduce the birds’ reproductive success.


This image was clicked by Rick Leche – via Flickr.

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