Anser albifrons x Branta hutchinsii
Status: Rare casual 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 two records are of one with Cackling Geese near Benkelman, Dundy Co 26 Dec 2020 (Mlodinow, eBird.org), and one in Scotts Bluff Co 3 Mar 2021 (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.
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.
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 27 May 2021