Lesser White-fronted Goose
Anser erythropus

Adult Lesser White-fronted Goose in the Pasvik valley, Finnmark county 31 May 2005. This individual is probably in its third calendar year, based on the not very pronounced spots on the belly. Despite being quite common in northern Norway a hundred years ago, it is the most threatened Norwegian breeding species today. There are only 30-50 breeding pairs left. Hunting during migration and at the wintering sites must take much of the credit for this unfortunate decline.

Dverggås (Anser erythropus) Lesser White-fronted Goose

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