Appearance - The White-fronted Goose has a dark brown head and neck, the front of the face around the beak is white, a grey-brown plumage with pale fringes on the feathers, darker brown on the back and lighter brownish-buff on the undersides which has broad black bars streaking across lower breast and belly, dull brown flanks, vent and upper tail are white, the beak is pink or orange-yellow, and the legs and feet are bright orange. Both sexes are alike.
Notes - The White-fronted Goose or Greater White-fronted Goose belongs to the Anser genus (Grey Geese) and is divided into five sub-species. This goose is colloquially called "Specklebelly" due to the salt-and-pepper appearance of its underside.
WWT Slimbridge Video clips:
Greater White-fronted Goose Identification
Wildfowl Video Index
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