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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : White-fronted Goose

 

White-fronted Goose White-fronted Goose

 

White-fronted Goose

(Greater White-fronted Goose, Greenland White-fronted Goose)

Anser albifrons

 

Photography © Martin Scott
Loch Brannahuie - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
1st July, 2009

"Pics of Turtle Dove in Brue today, also a (Greenland) whitefronted goose at Loch Brannahuie. It has been around on and off all summer. I suspect it has (at least) tried to breed with the local Greylags."

 

  • White-fronted Goose
  • Anser albifrons
  • WI: Anser albifrons albifrons is a fairly common (occurs in small numbers) passage and uncommon (recorded in low numbers each year) winter visitor

 

White-fronted Goose records in the Western Isles

Anser albifrons albifrons is a fairly common (occurs in small numbers) passage and uncommon (recorded in low numbers each year) winter visitor
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the White-fronted Goose is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

Branta and Anser Geese

The Branta genus of geese are those species with largely black plumage, the Anser genus are the species which are largely grey.

Collective nouns for Geese

A nide of geese
A gaggle of geese
A flock of geese
A wedge of geese (flying)
A skein of geese (flying)

From WIKI

 

 

Other local bird photographs

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