LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
(Anser Erythropus)
Lesser Whistling Duck          Maccoa duck


Geese of the World - Slimbridge
The Lesser White Fronted Goose in Geese of the World Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)

Russia and Siberia
Breeding Habitat - Russia and Siberia
From the Kola peninsula across Russia and Siberia to the Gulf of Anadyr in tne Bering Sea. Also small numbers in Nothern Norway and Lapland.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters from Central Europe Eastwards to Hugary, Asia Minor, Eastern Mediterranean through the Caspian Sea to Northern India, China and Japan.

Conservation Status


Size
530mm to 660mm (21" to 26")

Appearance - Male
The male has a Dark Brown head and neck, a Pink bill, Yellow eye ring and White face patch up to the crown. The back and flanks are Brown with lighter fringes, the belly and lower breast are lighter Brown with Black bars, the vent and tail are White. The legs and feet are Bright Orange.

Appearance - Female
Similar to the male.

Habitat
Wetlands, Grasslands, Lakes and Open Tundra.

Diet
Grasses, Vegetation and Grain.

Breeding Time
May to Early June.

Nest
The nest is built in a hollow on a small mound from heather, moss and twigs lined with feathers and down, concealed under vegetation.

Eggs
Quantity: 4 to 5.
Colour: Creamy White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl G - L
Gadwall (Anas Strepera)
Garganey (Anas Querquedula)
Goldeneye (Bucephala Clangula)
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)
Greater Scaup (Aythya Marila)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)
Grey-crowned Crane (Balearica Regulorum)
Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)
Hardhead (Aythya Australis)
Hawaiian Goose (Nene) (Branta Sandvicensis)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes Cucullatus)
James's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus Jamesi)
Laysan Duck (Anas Laysanensis)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Minor)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya Affinis)
Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus)
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LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Lesser Whistling Duck          Maccoa duck
Lesser White-Fronted Goose
©Nigel Key Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge October 2011)

The Lesser white Fronted Goose, which is closely related to the White Fronted Goose, is found in northernmost Asia.

The Lesser White Fronted Goose can be distinguished from the White Fronted Goose by a Yellow eye-ring and the White facial patch carries on up to the crown.

They are currently classed as Vulnerable and are one of the species protected by the Conservation of African Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA).
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Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge July 2013) Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge March 2014) Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge June 2015)
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Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge March 2011) Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge March 2011) Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge March 2011)
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Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge March 2011) Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge March 2011) Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge March 2011)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
White Fronted Goose - www.slim-bridge.co.uk