Greater White-fronted Goose – Natural Bird Sound
The greater white-fronted goose is a species of goose related to the smaller lesser white-fronted goose. It is named for the patch of white feathers bordering the base of its bill, in fact albifrons comes from the Latin albus “white” and frons” forehead “.
Distribution: Eurasia, North America.
In Europe it has been known as the white-fronted goose; in North America it is known as the greater white-fronted goose (or “greater whitefront”), and this name is also increasingly adopted internationally.
Even more distinctive are the salt-and-pepper markings on the breast of adult birds, which is why the goose is colloquially called the “specklebelly” in North America.