Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

Literature type: Scientific

Journal: Finnish Game Research

Volume: 33 , Pages: 27-30.

Language: English


Full reference: Soikkeli, M. 1973. Decrease in numbers of migrating Lesser White-fronted Geese Anser erythropus in Finland. Finnish Game Research 33: 27-30.

Keywords: Finland, Pori, migration, monitoring, trend


In the 1950’s, the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) was a regular migrant in Western Finland during spring migration, but in the 1960’s the number of migrants seen has decreased abruptly despite increased ornithological field activity. This maybe an alarming indication of a very recent decline in the Scandinavian breeding population of the species.

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