Monday, April 2, 2012

Greater White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)

Common Name: Greater White-Fronted Goose
Scientific Name: Anser albifrons
Date: April 1, 2012
Time: ~
Location: Ranch Simi Community Park Duck Pond
Season: Early Spring
Conditions: Clear, calm and cool; low 50s
Sex: Undetermined
Habitat: During breeding season, the tundra and the taiga wetlands; winters in marshes, lakes, ponds, bays, and estuaries.
Status and Distribution: Populations are increasing, although still uncommon in Ventura County. In winter, found in coastal Texas and Louisiana; Pacific populations winter in southern Oregon, Northern California and in the San Joaquin Valley.  
Notes: The Greater White-Fronted Goose has one of the largest ranges of any species of goose in the world.

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