BIRDS OF ICELAND : Anser albifrons, White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons; White-fronted geese are passage migrants. They spend the winters on the British isles and breed on Greenland. During spring and autumn they a while on Iceland, mainly in the western and south-western grassland regions. In the spring of 2013 I saw a lot of them around Borgarnes. Characteristally they have a - as the English name suggests - a white spot on the base of their beaks. They resemble the Grey-lag Goose. Next to the white coloured base of the beak they often have distinct very dark (black) patches on their flanks and breasts.

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Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk
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 A group of White-fronted geese clearly showing their white coloring at the base of their beaks.
 Single bird.
 Brownish appearance.
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 White-fronted geese showing white-colored base of beaks.
 Single bird.
 Brownish appearance.
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