Lesser white-fronted goose

It breeds in northernmost Asia, but it is a scarce breeder in Europe. There is a re-introduction scheme in Fennoscandia.

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The Lesser white-fronted goose is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) is a goose closely related to the larger White-fronted Goose (A. albifrons). It breeds in northernmost Asia, but it is a scarce breeder in Europe. There is a re-introduction scheme in Fennoscandia. The Lesser White-fronted Goose winters further south in Europe and is a rare winter vagrant to Great Britain. More

The Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus is now more threatened than ever. A review of the wintering populations of the Lesser White-fronted Goose concludes that the rapid population decline still continue. The species is by BirdLife International listed as globally threatened; i.e. considered to become extinct if the negative trend continues. The world population of Lesser White-fronted Geese has traditionally been divided in three breeding meta-populations; the Fennoscandian, the Central Russian and the Far Eastern. More

The Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus (other languages») is at present one of Western Palearctic's most endangered bird species. The reasons for the negative population development are diverse, but the clearly most important single threat for the Lesser White-fronted Goose throughout it’s range is the high mortality due to hunting and poaching. Worldwide is a lot of effort carried out to save the species from extinction. More

Lesser White-fronted Goose is difficult to separate from similar race Greater White-fronted Goose. Lesser White-fronted Goose has brown plumage, darker than that of Greater, mainly on head, neck and upperparts. Underparts have smaller dark patches than in Greater. We can see a white border line between flank and wing, brighter than in Greater. In Lesser, longer wings are projected beyond tip of the tail when closed. More

New EU LIFE+ proposal for the Lesser White-fronted Goose in the making Bonn, 22 March 2010 – Representatives from Greece, Finland, Norway, Bulgaria and the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat met for a two-day workshop in Tichero, Greece on the 11th and 12th of March to discuss the application for a new EU LIFE+ project for the conservation of the Fennoscandian population of the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) along its European flyway. More

The Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus in South Korea: Regular Migrant and Winter Visitor. Nial Moores, Birds Korea, April 2004. - Following the sighting of at least 11 Lesser White-fronted Geese Anser erythropus at Seosan in March 2004, this short note aims to review the records of this charismatic species in South Korea, providing some background information on status, comments on identification and distribution, and a list of records made in the winter of 2003/2004. More

Recent and older observations of the Lesser White-fronted Goose in inverse chronolgical order Viimeaikaisia ja vanhempiakin kiljuhanhihavaintoja k More

The Lesser White-fronted Goose winters further south in Europe and is a rare winter vagrant to Great Britain. Individual birds formerly appeared regularly at WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, England, where they inspired Sir Peter Scott to set up The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust - modern records, however, are far less frequent, a consequence of the species' decline on its European breeding grounds. More

The lesser white-fronted goose is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix I and II of the Convention on Migratory Species (3). It is also listed on Appendix I of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) (4), and Appendix II of the Bern Convention (5). More

Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) is a small goose 53-65 cm long, with dark grey-brown plumage, and dark bars on belly. It has a small and short pink bill, its feet are orange, while wings outstrip tail’s edge when they are closed. Its main characteristics are the white front rising up to the crown and the yellow eye-ring. In this way, it is distinguished from the much larger White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons). More

The Lesser White-fronted Goose (LWfG) is a palearctic goose species, that breeds in the low-arctic tundra zone and in the forest-tundra zone from northern Fennoscandia to eastern Siberia. The stronghold of the world population is breeding in the central parts of Siberia (Yamal More

The Lesser White-fronted Goose's extraordinary migration route takes it across more individual countries than any other goose species. Shared by a large number of countries such as Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Russia; Greece and Turkey, but also Norway, Sweden, Finland and Germany, it is a flagship species for international cooperation. "An important compromise has been achieved with the adoption of this action plan - particularly between countries in Europe. More

the tail, the lesser white-fronted goose is distinguishable from other geese by its bright yellow eye-ring, round head and small, bright pink bill. The back, belly and sides are ... More

Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose on European Migration Route - EU Life Project 2005-2009 - An international EU Life Nature project, titled More

The captive lesser white-fronted goose stock used for reintroduction/restocking was shown to be incompatible with the Fennoscandian wild population. Some captive individuals carried the mtDNA of the white-fronted goose suggesting a hybrid origin. Hybridisation has probably occurred during captive propagation, but to clarify further the extent of introgression, nuclear markers should be applied.The structure and evolution of the control region were studied by comparing complete avian sequences. More

Lesser white-fronted goose speedily becomes extinct = Front page / Science 30.05.2005 Source: Increase font size Decrease font size print version Pages: The smallest and the most beautiful species of geese is about to extinct - nobody knows why Experts say that the lesser white-fronted goose may become extinct in several years. More

The Lesser White-fronted Goose winters further south in Europe and is a very rare vagrant to Great Britain. The two white-fronted goose species differ little other than in size (the Lesser, at 53–66 cm length and with a 120–135 cm wingspan, is not much bigger than a Mallard (Anas platyrhynchus)) but both may be readily distinguished from the Greylag Goose by their bright orange legs and their mouse-coloured upper wing-coverts. More

Morten Ekker A threatened Lesser White-fronted Goose was shot in Greece at Lake Kerkini - a protected area. Zoom In Lesser White-fronted Goose shot in Greece = 08-04-2008 A serious case of poaching of one of Europe's most threatened bird species has been confirmed in Greece. An adult male Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus was found dead at Lake Kerkini - a protected area in Greece where hunting is strictly prohibited. More

population of Lesser White-fronted Goose is decreasing faster than those of almost any other species in the area covered by AEWA. Zoom In International action to save Lesser White-fronted Goose = 12-11-2008 A new plan will help stimulate international conservation to save the fastest declining species covered by the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA). More

A newly dead Lesser White-fronted Goose was found the same day. More

Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose Conservation Project Fully detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001), together with new information collated since the publication of the Red Data Book International Action Plan Text account compilers Phil Benstead (BirdLife International), David Capper (BirdLife International), Vicky Jones (BirdLife International), Lucy Malpas (BirdLife International), Nic Peet (BirdLife International), John Pilgrim (BirdLife International) Contributors Vladimir Morozov More

It is known as the Lesser White-fronted Goose and is the reason our goose is known as the "Greater." Dwarf species seem to have appeared repeatedly in geese. Other similar pairs are the Ross's and Snow geese and Cackling and Canada geese. * The Greater White-fronted Goose subspecies that breeds in Greenland usually winters in Ireland and Scotland. It occasionally turns up on the East Coast of North America. More

One of the two Lesser White-fronted Goose in the Reserve. Author's comment These Gooses were here from December 2008, 12 to February 2009, 21. 3.5Average: 3.5 (2 votes) Your rating: None Voting is for registered members only. Please login or create a new account. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Anser
Species : erythropus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)