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.
13 July 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 8 lwfg observed - 8 Ad. Four pairs feeding a little and resting a lot. They lifted off at 16:42 against north, following the route of gps & satellite tagged birds (failed + non-breeders) that fly to russia for wing moult! First direct observation of moult migration in Finnmark!
21 June 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 14 lwfg observed. 7 pairs seen during the day, so evidently these have failed breeding attempt this year.
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)