The white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) is named for the patch of white feathers bordering the base of its bill – albifrons comes from the Latin albus meaning white and frons meaning forehead. It is related to the smaller lesser white-fronted goose (Anser erythropus). As well as being larger than the lesser white-fronted goose, the greater white-fronted goose lacks the yellow eye-ring of that species. In North America it is known as the greater white-fronted goose.
See also: Lesser white fronted goose