Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

About piskulka.net

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.

Recent observations

01 March 2024, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 139 lwfg observed. At the eastern part of the lake quite far from the eastern dike!

28 February 2024, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 136 lwfg observed. The main flock (132 indiv) were in a single team while the other 4 lwfg were grazing together with 11 wfg quite a bit further.

Recent news

Fennoscandian 2023 live migration tracking On 20th May 2023, a pair of Lesser White-fronted Goose...
13 September 2023

Video-interview with Mr. Blue, the famous Lesser White-fronted Goose In many parts of the world, the bird migration has...
1 September 2022

Latest photo

LWFG image

Recent publications

Mammadov, A. 2017. Survey of lesser white-fronted goose Anser erythropus in Nakhchivan of Azerbaijan during 20-24 January 2015. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 5: 1062-1066

Mustafayev, I. 2023. The new evidence of fossil lesser white-fronted goose in the late Pleistocene sediments of Binagada asphalt lake, Azerbaijan. Munis Entomology & Zoology 18: 324-329