Greater White-fronted Geese are 64-81 cm (25-32 in) in length, have a 130-165 cm (51-65 in) wingspan and weigh 1.93-3.31 kg. They have bright orange legs and mouse-coloured upper wing-coverts. They are smaller than Greylag Geese. The male is typical larger in size, both sexes are similar in appearance - greyish brown birds with light grey breasts dappled with dark brown to black blotches and bars. Both males and females also have a pinkish bill and orange legs and feet. It is named for the patch of white feathers bordering the base of its bill. But even more distinctive are the salt-and-pepper markings on the breast of adult birds.