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Greater White-fronted Goose - Tundragås - Anser albifrons
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Whitefronts are an infrequent autumn migrant and occasional winter visitoe in Øygarden. Most records refer to the ssp albifrons but occasional flavirostris birds (all the way from Greenland!) have also been documented. They usually turn up in fields at places like Breivik or Tjeldstø.



Juvenile flavirostris Whitefront
First year flavirostris Whitefront,Tjeldstø, Øygarden, 29 November 2009 (DSLR and 400mm telephoto lens - hand held)




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flavirostris Whitefront - tundragås
Breivik, Øygarden, 08 February 2009 (DSLR and 400mm telephoto lens - hand held). Probably the same bird as the above picture




Migrating albifrons Whitefront resting on sea
Migrating albifrons Whitefront resting on the sea, German Sector of the North Sea, November 2011





European Greater Whitefront - albifrons
Above and below: Part of a flock of six albifrons Whitefronts seen during the "new year" bird race, Tjeldstø, Øygarden, 31 December 2011
European Greater Whitefront - albifrons



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