Lesser white-fronted goose (Anser erythropus)

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The lesser white-fronted goose (Anser erythropus) is a goose closely related to the larger white-fronted goose (A. albifrons). It breeds in northernmost Asia, but it is a scarce breeder in Europe.

The greylag goose has a flesh-coloured bill and legs, and the upper wing-coverts are bluish-grey.

Both white-front species have a very conspicuous white face and broad black bars which cross the belly.

Adult lesser white-fronted geese, as well as being smaller than white-fronted geese, have an obvious yellow eye-ring, and the white facial blaze goes up to the crown.

Rare but normaly to see one- two in the white fronted goose groups.

photo: Mihai BACIU


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