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  • Belarusian
    • Гусь белалобая
  • Russian
    • Гусь белолобый
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    • Anser albifrons
  • Spanish
    • Ganso careto-mayor
  • English
    • Greater White-fronted Goose
  • French
    • oie rieuse
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • GWFG
  • Portuguese
    • Ganso-de-testa-branca
  • German
    • Blässgans
    • Blessgans

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

poblana13

Date

August 16, 2015

Place

puebla pue (Google, OSM)

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What

Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

bioenthusiast_ox

Date

July 29, 2015

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

rjadams55

Date

January 27, 2015

Description

South of San Felipe Lake are acres of grassy pastures. On January 27th there were approximately 250 geese representing five species spread across the field closest to the levee road. Only a small percentage of the flock is visible in this photo, but all five species are recognizable. The most abundant goose with an estimated 200 individuals is the Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). I also counted 18 diminutive Cackling Geese (B. hutchinsii). One dark individual is visible in the upper-left corner. Also in the foreground are six Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) and two Ross' Geese (C. rossii). The Ross's Geese are the round-headed, short-beaked white geese on the left. There are also around a dozen Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons) (out of 41 total) in the center left of the flock.

The total species list for the day can be found here:

ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21573322

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

penelopetowle

Date

July 30, 2015

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

April 29, 2015

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

annikaml

Date

July 12, 2015 03:32 PM CDT

Place

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What

Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

finatic

Date

June 7, 2015 11:47 AM PDT

Place

Lindo Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Multiple year permanent resident bird. It migrated down one winter and never left.

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

penelopetowle

Date

April 10, 2015

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

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penelopetowle

Date

February 14, 2015

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

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penelopetowle

Date

February 14, 2015

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

sidesplotch

Date

May 30, 2015 11:10 AM PDT

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

paulcools

Date

December 9, 2008 12:33 PM GMT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) is a species of goose. The Greater White-fronted Goose is more closely related to the smaller Lesser White-fronted Goose (A. erythropus). 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. It is named for the patch of white feathers bordering the base of its bill. But even...

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.