White-fronted Goose Bird Information
White-fronted Goose bird is the most widespread of the ‘greys geese; found in a variety of habitats throughout Britain and Ireland. This bird has a small size, broad white base to the bill and bold smudgy bars on belly separate from similar geese. The bird has a pink or orange bill with legs orange. In flights, the tack of grey forewing distinguishes from other ‘grey’ geese. except for Bean Goose. Juvenile bird lacks a white face and black bars on belly.
Status: White-fronted goose is a widespread winter visitor. Pink, billed (from Russia) visit England and Wales; orange-billed (from Greenland) visit Ireland, west Scotland and west Wales.
Similar Species: other ‘grey‘ geese and as above. Juvenile lacks a white face and black bars on the belly.
White-fronted Goose Facts
|Size||65-76 cm (26-30 in)|
|Habitat||freshwater marshes, grassland|
|Behavior||swims, walks, takes off and lands on water and ground|
|Flight||strong and powerful; direct|
|Voice||high-pitched low-yow and ryo-ryok, more musical than other geese.|
White-fronted Goose Bird Identification
|Tail||white with a grey terminal band; short and square|
|Belly||brown, barred black|
|Legs||orange; medium length|
Breeding and Nesting
|Nest||lined scrape in blog or thicket|
|Food||grass, cereals, potatoes|
|Population||5,000 Russian; 16,000+ Greenland winter|
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