Greater White-fronted Goose

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Greater White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons
  • ORDER: Anseriformes
  • FAMILY: Anatidae
Basic Description

Breeding across the tundra from Nunavut to Siberia, across Russia, and in Greenland, the Greater White-fronted Goose has one of the largest ranges of any species of goose in the world. In North America, however, it is common only west of the Mississippi River, where it is found in large flocks in wetlands and croplands.

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Other Names
  • Ánsar Careto (Spanish)
  • Oie rieuse (French)
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