The Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus (Linnaeus, 1758) (other languages) is at present one of the most endangered bird species in the Palearctic. The clearly most important negative factor is the high mortality due to poaching. Also loss of natural habitat contribute negatively. It is a habitat specialist, in contrast to the close relative the White-fronted Goose, who has adapted to feeding in agricultural land.
The 'Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose' is meant to be a resource for information about wild populations and supply information about ongoing research and conservation.
Have you seen a Lesser White-fronted Goose or read colour rings? To successfully save this species from extinction do we need YOUR effort and information. Every little helps!
Wonder about the www.piskulka.net address? Piskulka - Пискулька - is the official Russian name for Lesser White-fronted Goose.
17 January 2017, Foulness Island, Thames Estuary, Essex, England 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Found together with 21 Greater Whitefronts during WeBS count in the weekend.
16 January 2017, Field near Balgarovo town, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. Feeding with 4000 A.albifrons, 600 B.ruficollis and 7 A.anser.
EU LIFE+ Lesser White-fronted Goose Project Team Comes Together for Final Meeting Partner organizations to the EU LIFE+ project “Safeguarding...
14 December 2016
A critical review of reintroduction projects on the Lesser White-fronted Goose NOF-BirdLife Norway’s Conservation Science Department...
23 November 2016