Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

Literature type: Scientific

Journal: Bird Conservation International

Volume: 22 , Pages: 128-134.

DOI: 10.1017/S095927091100030X

Language: English

Full reference: Wang, W., Fox, A.D., Cong, P., Barter, M. & Cao, L. 2012. Changes in the distribution and abundance of wintering Lesser White-fronted Geese Anser erythropus in eastern China. Bird Conservation International 22: 128-134. https://www.dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095927091100030X

Abstract:

The Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus is globally threatened with an estimated world population of 25,000 28,000, of which c 20,000 winter at East Dongting Lake, China. We present here the first collation of published and unpublished data on the distribution and abundance of the species in eastern China in recent decades. Lesser White-fronted Goose numbers have declined greatly in Anhui, Jiangxi and Jiangsu Provinces between the late-1980s/early-1990s and recent years: the species’ range has now mainly contracted to East Dongting Lake in Hunan. The relatively stable numbers at East Dongting Lake suggest that the population is not currently threatened, but the extreme concentration at one lake makes the species vulnerable. Lesser White-fronted Geese rely on very specific meadow vegetation exposed after water recession, so changes in water levels or recession timing, due to hydrological changes following the commissioning of the Three Gorges Dam, may affect biomass, palatability and plant species composition of the meadows. Thus, it is critically important to understand the wintering ecology and habitat needs of this threatened species at East Dongting Lake. It is also essential to conduct further synchronous Yangtze River floodplain surveys to assess the current status, distribution and habitat use of Lesser White-fronted Geese throughout the region.

Literature type: Scientific

Journal: Ardea

Volume: 100 , Pages: 5-11.

DOI: 10.5253/078.100.0103

Language: English

Full reference: Cong, P., Wang, W., Cao, L. & Fox, A.D 2012. Within-winter shifts in Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus distribution at East Dongting Lake, China Ardea 100: 5-11. https://www.dx.doi.org/10.5253/078.100.0103

Literature type: Red list

Journal: 2011

Language: English (In English and Mongolian)

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Full reference: Gombobaatar, S., Monks, E.M. (compilers), Seidler, R., Sumiya, D., Tseveenmyadag, N., Bayarkhuu, S., Baillie, J.E.M., Boldbaatar, Sh. & Uuganbayar, Ch. (editors) 2011. Mongolian Red list of birds. , Regional Red Lists Series Vol. 7. Birds. Zoologial Society of London, National University of Mongolia and Mongolian Ornithological society. 1036 pp.

Keywords: Red List, Mongolia, taxonomy, distribution, numbers, threats, conservation

Literature type: Red list

Language: English (In English and Mongolian)

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Full reference: Gombobaatar, S. & Monks, E.M., Seidler, R., Sumyia, D., Tseveenmyadag, N., Bayarkhuu, S., Baillie, J.E., Boldbataar, Sh. & Uuganbayar, Ch. 2011. Mongolian Red List of birds. , Regional red list of birds. Vol.7. Zoological Society of London, National university of Mongolia & Mongolian ornithological Society.

Keywords: Red list, Mongolia, taxonomy, distribution, ecology, threats, conservation

Literature type: Book

, Pages: 193-194.

Language: Finnish (In Finnish)

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Full reference: Tolvanen, P. 2010. Kiljuhanhi (Anser erythropus). [Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus).] , In: Solonen, T., Lehikoinen, A. & Lammi, E. (ed.) 2010. Uudenmaan linnusto. (With English summary: The birdfauna of the region of Uusimaa, southern Finland.) Helsingin seudun lintutieteellinen yhdistys Tringa, Helsinki.

Keywords: occurrence, status, distribution

Literature type: Book Chpt

Language: English

Full reference: Kirwan, G.M., Boyla, K.A., Castell, P., Demirci, B.,Özen, M., Welch, H. & Marlow, T. 2008. Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Kücük Sakarca. Pp. 60-61 in: , The Birds of Turkey. The distribution, taxonomy and breeding of Turkish birds. Christopher Helm, London.

Keywords: Turkey, distribution, occurrence

Literature type: Book

Language: English

Full reference: Huntley, B., Green, R.E., Collingham,, Y.C. & Willis, S.G. 2007. A climatic atlas of European breeding birds. , Durham University, The RSPB and Lynx Editions, Barcelona. 521pp.

Keywords: past, present distribution, climate, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, habitat, breeding range,

Literature type: Proceedings

Language: English

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Full reference: Syroechkovskiy Jr., E.E. 2006. Long-term declines in Arctic goose populations in eastern Asia. , Waterbirds around the world. Eds. G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith & D.A. Stroud. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, UK. pp. 649-662.

Keywords: population development, distribution

Literature type: Scientific

Journal: Russian ornithological journal

Volume: 14 , Pages: 561-566

Language: Russian (In Russian)

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Full reference: 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

Keywords: breeding distribution, East-European tundra, Malozemelskaya tundra, Russia

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The catastrophic decline in the abundance and the reduction in the range of the Lesser White-fronted goose Anser erythropus caused it to be included in the list of "globally threatened" species (Tucker and Heath 1994). In this regard, the clarification of the current state of the Eastern European population of the Lesser White-fronted Goose seems to be very urgent. Until now, information on the distribution, abundance and biology of the Lesser White-fronted Goose in the Eastern European tundra remains scarce. According to summarizing reports, the main breeding area of the species in the European part of Russia is located in the Bolshe-Zemstvo tundra (Mineev Yu. 1989; Morozov 1995). In recent years, nesting of the Lesser White-fronted Goose has also been established in the Malozemelskaya tundra (Mineev O., Mineev Yu. 2004). Due to insufficient exploration of the territory, the available data do not provide a complete picture of the modern range and abundance of the Lesser White-fronted Goose in the Eastern European tundra.

Literature type: Rep.article

Language: English

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Full reference: Mineev, O.Y. & Mineev, Y.N. 2004. Distribution of Lesser White-fronted Goose in the Malozemelskaya Tundra in Northern Russia. , In: Aarvak, T. & Timonen, S. (eds.). Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose conservation project. Report 2001-2003. WWF Finland Report No 20 & Norwegian Ornithological Society, NOF Rapportserie Report No 1-2004: pp. 44-46.

Keywords: Annual report, monitoring

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