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Greater White-fronted Geese

Anser albifrons

Description:

Rare spotting in my area. Greater White-fronted Geese are 65–78 cm in length and have a 130–165 cm wingspan. They have bright orange legs and mouse-coloured upper wing-coverts. They are smaller than Greylag Geese. As well as being larger than the Lesser White-fronted Goose, the Greater White-fronted Goose lacks the yellow eye-ring of that species, and the white facial blaze does not extend upwards so far as in Lesser.The male is typical larger in size, both sexes are similar in appearance – greyish brown birds with light grey breasts dappled with dark brown to black blotches and bars. Both males and females also have a pinkish bill and orange legs and feet.

Habitat:

Urban

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Liam
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Liam

Augusta, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 15, 2011
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011

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