Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) | Avelgood Apps

Greater White-fronted Geese are 64 to 81 cm (25 to 32 in)long, with a wingspan of 130 to 165 cm (51 to 65 in) and weigh 1.93 to 3.31 kg. They have bright orange legs and feet and mouse-coloured upper wing-coverts. They are smaller than Greylag Geese. As well as being larger than the Lesser White-fronted Goose, this bird lacks the yellow eye-ring and the white facial blaze does not extend upwards so far as in Lesser. The male is larger in size, both sexes are similar in appearance to greyish brown birds with light grey breasts dappled with dark brown to black blotches and bars.

Habitat and Distribution

The species breeds across the tundra from Nunavut to Siberia, across Russia, and in Greenland. In North America, it is common only west of the Mississippi River, where it is found in large flocks in wetlands and croplands.

Feeding

 

Breeding

 

Calls and Songs

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