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Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
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Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)

General Description: Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons) are sexually monomorphic. The body is gray overall except for a white ring around the bill and a white belly. In adults, the lower breast and belly are gray with black mottling; juveniles are paler and lack the mottling.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anserinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes; places with grass.

Greater White-fronted Goose
Not black mottling on the lower breast and belly

Where to Find: Greater White-fronted Geese are rare around Las Vegas, but look for them while birding at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: None.

Greater White-fronted Goose
Note black mottling on the lower breast and belly
Greater White-fronted Goose
Note black mottling on the lower breast and belly
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Juvenile Greater White-fronted Goose lack black mottling on breast
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Adult and juvenile
Greater White-fronted Goose
Juveniles lack black mottling on breast
Greater White-fronted Goose
Juveniles lack black mottling on breast
Greater White-fronted Goose
Resting in a flooded field
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Feeding with Snow Geese in a wet field

 
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