A White-fronted Goose Record for Alabama

Published in 1957

White-fronted geese are fairly common from Louisiana westward, but are rare east of the Mississippi River. Arthur H. Howell’s “Birds of Alabama” cites no record but states only that the bird may sometimes occur in this State. Thomas A. Imhof, in the course of rewriting this book, has combed the State for records but found none except a statement from a fisherman at Coden that he shot a strange goose in the fall of 1955 that fitted the description of a white-front. However, there is one old sight record made at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in 1942.

Author: Thomas Z. Atkeson
Volume Number: 5 Year Published: 1957
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 24

Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1957/Vol 5 No. 3, 4_1957_p24-25.pdf
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