white-fronted goose


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white-fronted goose

(wīt′frŭn′tĭd, hwīt′-)
n.
Either of two gray-brown wild geese, Anser albifrons of northern regions of Eurasia and North America, or A. erythropus of northern Eurasia, having yellow legs and a white patch on the face.
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Equally surprising was a Greenland White-fronted Goose on Llandudno's Bodafon Fields over the weekend.
birds, Region Date n = 167 Anatidae Baikal teal (Anas 122 Donglim Jan 17-22 formosa) Reservoir 1 Jeonbuk Jan 21 5 Geumgang Jan 22, 27 River 20 Chungnam Jan 23 Bean goose (Anser 9 Donglim Jan 19-21 fabalis) Reservoir 1 Incheon Feb 1 1 Gyeonggi Mar 9 Mallard (Anas 1 Jeonnam Jan 27 platyrhychos) 1 Jeonnam Jan 29 White-fronted goose 1 Gyeonggi Jan 28 (Anser albifrons) Whooper swan (Cygnus 1 Jeonbuk Feb 6 cygnus) Other (not Anatidae) Coot (Fulica atra) 1 Donglim Jan 22 Reservoir Little grebe 2 Gyeonggi Feb 27 (Podicdeps ruficollis) Great egret (Egretta 1 Jeonbuk Mar 8 alba alba) Family/species No.
Directly benefit through habitat restoration several resident breeding birds listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive, including little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), spotted crake (Porzana porzana), black-necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) and stonechat (Saxicola rubicola), and also for wintering and migrating birds who use the area for resting and foraging, such as the tundra bean goose (Anser serrirostris), the white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) and the common crane (Grus grus).
Rare birds such as the corncrake and Greenland white-fronted goose also make their home on the island each year and fly across the proposed wind farm site on their annual migration.
Counters always hope to record a rarity, and last year, the greater white-fronted goose was a special surprise.
The Greenland white-fronted goose is a rare race of the white-fronted goose that breeds in Greenland and winters in small areas of Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
The nephew knocked down a white-fronted goose (specklebelly), which landed not far in front of me.
The Greenland white-fronted goose on the River Clwyd at Rhuddlan remains, while a great northern diver in the Menai Straits, present for six weeks, is attaining beautiful monochrome summer plumage.
Species benefiting from the makeover include rosy-billed pochard, ringtail teal, chestnut teal, red-billed pintails, Ross's snow goose, marble teal, red-crested pochard, mandarin ducks, eider ducks and lesser white-fronted goose.
The charity also wants the Welsh Government to give legal protection to the Greenland white-fronted goose.
The problem of collisions with electricity power lines has been identified as a significantly negative threat to endangered bird species, including the lesser white-fronted goose (Anser erythropus), eastern imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca) and Saker falcon (Falco cherrug), in Slovakia.