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.
17 February 2019, Ezerec, Shabla, Dobrich, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. The bird was within a flock of ca. 60 Anser albifrons. The bird has been around in the same field since 31.01.2019 with flock of ca. 500 A. albifrons and 80 Branta ruficollis. Observed daily there with the group of Whitefronts and Redbreasts.
16 February 2019, Fields West from Atanasovsko Lake nature reserve, , Bulgaria 5 LWfG observed - 3 Ad 1 2cy 1 juv. Feeding on wheat field together with 22 000 A.albifrons, 1200 B.ruficollis, 1 A.fabalis and 1 A.brachyrhynchus. 1 pair with 1 juv. + 1 ad. + 1 2cy seperated in diferent parts of the flock.
Successful catching of Lessers in Chukotka 2018 In 2018 we captured adult Lesser White-fronted geese...
7 December 2018
Autumn migration of Fennoscandian Lessers mapped with gps-collar “Mr. Blue” is a male Lesser White-fronted Goose that...
22 September 2018