The greater white-fronted goose is a species of goose related to the smaller lesser white-fronted goose It is named for the patch of white feathers bordering the base of its bill, in fact albifrons comes from the Latin albus “white” and frons” forehead “. In Europe it has been known as simply “white-fronted goose“; in North America it is known as the greater white-fronted goose (or “greater whitefront”), and this name is also increasingly adopted internationally. Even more distinctive are the salt-and-pepper markings on the breast of adult birds.
Greater white-fronted goose Bird Facts:
Size: 70 CM
Voice: Mostly silent
Range: Very rare winter visitor. Possibly overlooked in large Greylag flocks
Habitat: Large rivers and lakes; grasslands
Greater white-fronted goose Bird Large, grey-brown goose with white band near eye; Greater white-fronted goose Bird white patch at base of pink or orange bill. Similar to Greylag but with irregular black spotting on belly; orange legs and feet. White under and uppertail-coverts; dark tail. Sexes similar, Greater white-fronted goose Bird Juvenile lacks black barring on belly. Habits similar other goose species. Likely to be shy. Low nest built with plant material, lined with feathers. Sometimes nests in sparse colonies.