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.
22 September 2020, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 32 LWfG observed - 32 Ad. This morning a new flock of 23 birds added to the group of 9 lwfg that were here and increased the total number of birds to 32 lwfg! The birds were fed and rested in the same area close the mouth of the river! Probably one bird is juv but the observation conditions were difficult. At the moment we have no observation of the mr Blue and no observation of rings on the feet of birds.
21 September 2020, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 9 LWfG observed - 9 Ad. The lwfg observed in the same area in the western part of the river mouth.
Adventures of mr. Blue during spring migration The Lesser White-fronted Goose male mr. blue left ...
5 April 2020
Successful catching of Lessers in Chukotka 2018 In 2018 we captured adult Lesser White-fronted geese...
7 December 2018