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.
04 July 2015, Humastat, Øvre Anarjohka nasjonalpark, Finnmark, Norway 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. This is not a 100% secure observation, but was most probably a lesser white-fronted goose. Due to poor light conditions and even poorer binoculars, I was not able to pick out any secure identification. But both the shape (bird in flight) and habitat makes it likely to be a lwfg. The goose flew up from water area some hundred meters west of us when we where passing. It flew around us in three rounds, making what sounded like alarm/warning-calls, before it returned to the same area after we had passed. If someone has any recordings of such sound, it would be nice to hear them to maybe confirm my observation.
17 June 2015, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 4 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 2 2cy. Four birds present. A likely start of a gathering before moult migration to Russia?
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