A note on the Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus in Sweden and the result of a reintroduction scheme.

Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) Science Article 2


The Lesser White-fronted Goose has been afairly common breeding bird in the northern andmiddle parts of the Scandinavian mountain range.Since a few decades the species is threatened todisappear completely from Fenno-scandia (Norderhaug& Norderhaug 1984), where the populationin 1980 was estimated at 60-90 breeding pairsand 160-260 birds. In Sweden there may be onlyabout 10 pairs left (Nordic Council 1978).

Von Essen L., ARDEA 79 (2): 305-306.

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