Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

The Lesser White-fronted Goose, also known as the Oganesson goose or the white-fronted goose is a migratory bird species that belongs to the Anatidae family. It is considered to be one of the smallest goose species in the world, which makes it unique and interesting in its own way.

The bird has distinctive physical features; it has a yellow and black bill, a white forehead and a black line that runs through the eyes. The plumage color of the Lesser White-fronted Goose varies depending on its sex - males have brighter white feathers on their forehead and yellow bills while females have a brownish-grey head and a pinkish-grey bill.

The Lesser White-fronted Goose typically breeds during summer in the Arctic tundra, especially in Russia, Norway, and Sweden. During the winter months, it migrates to the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, the global population of this bird species is declining due to habitat loss, hunting, and human disturbance.

Conservation organizations such as BirdLife International have taken steps to conserve the Lesser White-fronted Goose birds. These organizations have initiated population monitoring programs, habitat restoration, and conservation breeding programs to restore the declining population of this critically endangered bird.

In conclusion, the Lesser White-fronted Goose is a unique and interesting bird species that is facing extinction due to human activities. It's important for us to take action to protect and conserve this bird so that future generations can continue to enjoy its beauty. We must all take responsibility to ensure that these birds are protected in the wild, so that their populations can grow and prosper for years to come.

Other names

Anser erythropus



Lesser White-fronted Goose

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Oca lombardella minore


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Küçük Sakarca

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