WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
(Anser Albifrons Albifrons/Flavirostris)
W/Faced Whist. Duck White-Backed Duck


Geese of the World - Slimbridge
The White-Fronted Goose found at Geese of the World, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)

Northern Hemisphere
Breeding Habitat - Northern Hemisphere
Along Arctic coasts from Kanin peninsula to the river Kolyma, Baring Straits through Alaska, Canada to King William Island.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
The Greenland Geese winter in Ireland, Scotland, Eastern England and West Wales. Pacific Geese winter in India, Bhurma, China and Japan. American Geese fly south to Texas and Mexico.

Conservation Status


Size
640mm to 810mm (25" to 32")

Appearance - Drake
The male has mainly Grey/Brown plumage with a dark Brown head and neck. The bill is Pink (European) or Yellow (Greenland) and has a distinctive White patch of feathers around the base extending to the front of the face. The back is dark Brown with lighter Brown under-sides. The lower breast and belly has Black bars. The flanks are dull Brown and the vent and upper-tail are White. The legs and feet are Bright Orange.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male though slightly smaller.

Habitat
Grasslands, Salt Marshes, Fields and Estuaries.

Diet
Grasses, Grain, Cereal, Potatoes, Insects and Molluscs.

Breeding Time
Late May to June.

Nest
The nest is built on a small mound lined with vegetation feathers and down.

Eggs
Quantity: 4 to 7.
Colour: Creamy White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl S - Z
Shelduck (Tadorna Tadorna)
Smew (Mergellus Albellus)
Snow Goose (Anser or Chen Caerulescens)
South African Shelduck (Tadorna Cana)
Southern Pochard (Netta Erythrophthalma)
Southern Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus Gambensis)
Swan Goose (Anser Cygnoides)
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus Buccinator)
Tufted Duck (Aythya Fuligula)
Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arcuata)
West Indian Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arborea)
White-Cheeked Pintail (Anas Bahamensis)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Viduata)
White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)
White-headed Duck (Oxyura Leucocephala)
Whooper Swan (Cygnus Cygnus)
Yellow-Billed Duck (Anas Undulata)
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WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
W/Faced Whist. Duck White-Backed Duck
White-Fronted Goose
©Nigel Key White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge April 2013)

The White-Fronted Goose, also known as the Greater White-Fronted Goose, is a member of the Anser genus which consists largely of Grey plumage.

The White-Fronted Goose is named from the White patch around the base of its bill.

The White-Fronted Goose is similar to the Lesser White Fronted Goose but is smaller and also lacks the Yellow eye ring.
   Hear the White-Fronted Goose's Call:-

Greenland White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons flavirostris)
Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Greenland White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge April 2013) Greenland White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge April 2013) Greenland White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge April 2013)
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Greenland White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge April 2013) Greenland White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge April 2013) Greenland White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge April 2013)
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European White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons albifrons)
Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
European White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge June 2015) European White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge June 2015)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Lesser White-Fronted Goose - www.slim-bridge.co.uk