Lesser White-fronted Goose

Anser erythropus

A Lesser White-fronted Goose

This goose breeds across the Arctic areas of Asia and Europe and winters in scattered populations from southeastern Europe to southern China. They nest in isolated territories, but are sociable outside the breeding season, often being found with flocks of other geese, especially the Bean Goose and the White-fronted Goose.

The sexes are similar in plumage. A clutch consists of 4-8 whitish eggs and incubation lasts only 24-28 days.

Lesser White-fronted Goose Links:

Jan's Ornamental Waterfowl

More Lesser White-fronts
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Still more Lesser White-fronts
Photo courtesy of Clyde Robinson & Avian Empire

A good shot of the eye ring
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

A pen of 4 Lesser White-fronted geese
The birds on the edge are Canadas

Another Lesser White-front
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen



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