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.
25 November 2022, Jilavele, Jilavele, Ialomita, Romania 1 lwfg observed - 1 2cy.
22 November 2022, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 60 lwfg observed - 54 Ad 6 juv. At least 60 lwfg enjoy the grass at the river mouth, among them more than 300 wfg! A new flock of 5 lwfg (all adults) individuals were added at the remain flock.
Fan, R., Lei, J., Wu, E., Lu, C., Jia, Y., Zeng, Q. & Lei, G. 2022. Species distribution modelling of the breeding site distribution gaps of Lesser White-fronted Goose in Siberia under climate change. Land 11: 1946 doi: 10.3390/land11111946
Tolvanen, P., Karvonen R., Aarvak T, Øien I.J., Kaartinen, R., Lampila P. & Mikander, N. 2022. Kolmenumeroisiin yksilömääriin – kiljuhanhen suojelu 2015–2021. Linnut-vuosikirja 2021: 24-31 [Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus in 2015-2021.]. in Finnish with English summary