SHOWING RECORD: 11 of 50 Greater White-Fronted Goose
Illustration from National Geographic's Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Greater White-Fronted Goose
Anser albifrons frontalis
Subspecies of White-Fronted Goose
March 15, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
A dusky brown goose with white belly; white patch on front of face. Bill usually pink; legs orange. Young birds lack white face and black bars on underparts. Length: 27-30 in (69-76 cm).
A distinctive bark of kla-ha! or kla-hah-luk!
Breeds on marshy tundra; winters on marshes and bays.
Breeds in Alaska, far northern Canada, and Greenland. Winters from coastal British Columbia to California, in New Mexico, and along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana; more rarely on East Coast and in interior.
These geese often migrate in large flocks at night, when they can be identified by their distinctive call.