The Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons, gets its name
from the white band around the face at the base of its bill.
In North America the Greater White-fronted Goose breeds on the tundra of the Arctic and winters in fields or marshes on the west coast or along the Gulf Coast.
Both sexes are similar with salt-and-pepper markings on the breast of adult birds. Otherwise they are generally grayish-brown in colour with a pinkish bill, and orange legs and feet. There are four subspecies found in Europe and Asia.
The Greater White-fronted Goose is about 28 in/71 cm long with a wingspan of 53 in/1.3 m. It feeds on grasses, berries and grains and even forages in shallow water by dabbling. It is sometimes confused with the domestic goose.