Common Names: Greater white-fronted goose, greater whitefront, specklebelly
Sub-category: Ducks, Geese, & Swans
Size is approximately 25-32 inches in length, a 51-65 inch wingspan and weigh 4.3-7.3 lbs. They have bright orange legs and mouse-coloured upper wing-coverts. Both males and females have a pinkish bill and orange legs and feet. It is named for the patch of white feathers bordering the base of its bill. But even more distinctive are the salt-and-pepper markings on the breast of adult birds. As well as being larger than the lesser white-fronted goose, the greater white-fronted goose lacks the yellow eye-ring of that species, and the white facial blaze does not extend upwards so far as in lesser.
The greater white-fronted goose is very rare in Connecticut and the listing here is based on limited reports.
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