Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Slimbridge June 2015)
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 carrying on to the crown.
(Compare the two Geese)
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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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.
Wetlands, Grasslands, Lakes and Open Tundra.
Grasses, Vegetation and Grain.
May to Early June.
The nest is built in a hollow on a small mound from heather, moss and twigs lined with feathers and down, concealed under vegetation.
Quantity: 4 to 5
Colour: Creamy White.