Great White-fronted Goose
Anser albifrons

f5.6 @ 1/4000s, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 500mm and 1.4X tele-converter


"Great White-fronted Goose," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Greater white-fronted geese are 64–81 cm (25–32 in) in length, have a 130–165 cm (51–65 in) wingspan and weigh 1.93–3.31 kg (4.3–7.3 lb). They have bright orange legs and mouse-colored upper wing-coverts. They are smaller than greylag geese. As well as being larger than the lesser white-fronted goose, the greater white-fronted goose lacks the yellow eye-ring of that species, and the white facial blaze does not extend upwards so far as in lesser. The male is typical larger in size, both sexes are similar in appearance—greyish brown birds with light grey breasts dappled with dark brown to black blotches and bars. Both males and females also have a pinkish bill and orange legs and feet.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
07/03/2011