Greater White-fronted x Cackling Goose (hybrid)

Greater White-fronted x Cackling Goose (hybrid)

Anser albifrons x Branta hutchinsii

Status: Accidental in winter.

Taxonomy: Greater White-fronted Goose has hybridized with numerous goose species in genera Chen, Anser, and Branta (Ely et al 2020).

Record: The only record is of one with Cackling Geese near Benkelman, Dundy Co 26 Dec 2020 (Mlodinow, eBird.org).

Comments: Discussion and photos of this hybrid can be found at Bird Hybrids: Greater White-fronted Goose x Cackling Goose.

Acknowledgements: Photograph (top) of a Greater White-fronted Goose x Cackling Goose (hybrid) in Dundy Co 26 Dec 2020 by Steve Mlodinow. Note pinkish legs and small size.

Literature Cited

Ely, C. R., A. X. Dzubin, C. Carboneras, G. M. Kirwan, and E. F. J. Garcia (2020). Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.gwfgoo.01.

Recommended Citation

Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen.  2021.  Greater White-fronted Goose x Cackling Goose (hybrid) (Anser albifrons x Branta hutchinsii). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org

Updated 16 February 2021