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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



First Noted by Expedition
March 15, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
 

Description
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).
 

Voice
A distinctive bark of kla-ha! or kla-hah-luk!
 

Habitat
Breeds on marshy tundra; winters on marshes and bays.
 

Range
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.
 

Note
These geese often migrate in large flocks at night, when they can be identified by their distinctive call.

Species information from enature.com
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