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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In 2016 we were able to start taking crucial steps to protect the Greenland white-fronted goose's future in Wales, as the partnership oversaw a tagging process to discover where the geese were foraging and roosting while with us on the Dyfi.
| Alongside RSPB Cymru, the Welsh Greenland White-Fronted Goose Partnership includes the Welsh Government, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Mick Green, Natural Resources Wales, the British Association for Shooting & Conservation and the Dyfi, Mawddach and Dysynni Wildfowlers Association.
Greenland White-fronted Goose Study report of the 1992 expedition to Isungua, West Greenland.
flavirostris Greenland White-fronted Goose Anser anser Greylag Goose Anser caerulescens caerulescens Lesser Snow Goose Anser c.
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 Greenland white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons flavirostris) migrates about 3000 km from wintering grounds in Ireland and Britain to breeding grounds in West Greenland (64[degrees]-72[degrees]N).
A Bean Goose and a Greenland White-fronted Goose were picked out among a flock of 2,500 Pink-footed Geese at Shotwick at the weekend, while the family group of Greenland White-fronts remain in the Vale of Clwyd near Denbigh.
The three birds faring worst are the Greenland white-fronted goose, pochard and dunlin.
A Greenland White-fronted Goose was on the River Clwyd, while two Snow Buntings are on Gronant beach.
Wildfowlers say they have a strong conservation ethos and have long supported efforts to sustain the Greenland white-fronted goose.