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Greater White-fronted Goose

(Anser albifrons)
Alternate name(s): "White-fronted Goose", "Greater Whitefront", "Specklebelly"
German name(s): "Blässgans"

Size: 64-81 cm; wing span 1.3-1.65 m
Weight: 1.9-3.3 kg

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Greater White-fronted Goose at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "albifrons"

ADULT

Adult Greater White-fronted Geese, with a prominent white facial mask, together with first-winter birds just developing a facial mask (e.g. on the right) and juveniles, e.g. back left, that still have a dark tip on the bill (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Small part of a flock of Greater White-fronted Geese on meadows in a riverine wetland (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Part of a large flock of Greater White-fronted Geese on meadows in a riverine wetland (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Part of a large flock of Greater White-fronted Geese taking to the air (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Large flock of Greater White-fronted Geese congregating in preparation for their migration to northern Siberia (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Adult Greater White-fronted Geese, with a prominent white facial mask, together with first-winter birds just developing a facial mask (e.g. on the right) and juveniles, e.g. back left, that still have a dark tip on the bill (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Juvenile Greater White-fronted Geese, without a white facial mask yet, in flight (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

whfgoos_dw_20170320.mp3 albifrons (Poland) Contact calls(?); flock © DW

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