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.
18 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 64 lwfg observed - 57 Ad 3 juv. At least 64 lwfg feeding (we observed at least 57 adults) close to the mouth of the river, two families, 3 juveniles. Among them mr Blue who has probably arrived since yesterday afternoon or this morning. Observation conditions were very bad with poor visibility. A white-fronted goose permanently along with the lwfg and about 30 white-fronted were nearby.
17 October 2021, Virágoskúti-halastó, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 lwfg observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair, at lake no. IV., with 17640 Greylags and 6820 GWfG.
Mineev, Yu.N. & Mineev, O.Yu. 2005. [Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus in the European tundra North-East Russia.] Russian ornithological journal 14: 561-566 (In Russian)
Ao, P. 2020. Migration strategies and conservation of two large-bodied Anatidae species in East Asia. Master thesis, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 105 pp. (In Chinese with English abstract and legends)