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.
19 September 2014, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 36 LWfG observed - 29 Ad 7 juv. The age distribution is almost 100%, 11 new birds since yesterday :)
18 September 2014, Rókás, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 25 LWfG observed - 18 Ad 7 juv. Using Kondás-lake and Rókás grassland during the day. The 7 juv. were moving together in groups of 3, 2 and also two single ones.
Tweet of the day, the Lesser White-fronted Goose, at BBC Radio. Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories...
13 February 2014
Hungarian National Action Plan published! The Hungarian National Action Plan (NAP) for the Lesser...
11 February 2014