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white-fronted goose

[hwahyt-fruhn-tid, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌfrʌn tɪd, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a grayish-brown wild goose, Anser albifrons, of Eurasia and western North America, having a white patch on the front of the face.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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Encyclopedia Article for white-fronted geese

white-fronted goose

(species Anser albifrons), rather small, dark-bodied goose with white forehead, yellow bill, and irregular black patches on the belly; it is classified in the tribe Anserini of the family Anatidae (order Anseriformes). Breeding in the Arctic, the white-fronted goose, which exists in four or five races, is the most widely distributed of the so-called gray geese (see goose). It migrates as far south as Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, India, and Japan. The European white-fronted goose (Anser a. albifrons) winters in western Europe, the British Isles, and Central Asia. The largest form, the tule goose (A. a. gambelli), winters only in the Sacramento Valley, California.

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