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    Greater White-fronted Goose

    ID Info
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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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    image of range map for Greater White-fronted GooseRange map provided by Birds of North AmericaExplore Maps
    Other Names
    • Ánsar Careto (Spanish)
    • Oie rieuse (French)
    • Cool Facts