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Greater White-fronted Goose pair taking flight
Greater White-fronted Goose pair taking flight from water. Geese mate for life,and pairs migrate south from their breeding grounds in large v-shaped groups. Greater White-fronted Geese are sometimes called speckle bellies by midwesterners. In the US Greater White-fronts are found wintering primarily west of the Mississippi River. The darker Tule Race numbers only 7500 breeding around Cook Inlet Alaska and wintering from Lower Klamath South into the Sacramento Valley. Their numbers are thought to have been decreased from loss of habitat in their wintering territory.