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White Fronted Goose

Anser albifrons flavirostris


Medium-sized grey goose, with orange legs, a long orange-yellow bill with a prominent blaze around the base of the bill (adults). Scarce winter visitor to wetlands in Wexford and western Ireland from October to April. Amber-listed in Ireland as the majority of the population winter at less than ten sites. The European population of White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) has been evaluated as Secure.


Breeds on lowland tundra, often by lakes and rivers. Nests are widely scattered, though loose colonies may be formed.


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Anser albifrons Greater White-fronted Goose

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Wexford, Ireland

Spotted on Oct 8, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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