Lesser White-fronted Goose

Anser erythropus

The one late spring/early summer record of this species was entirely unexpected given timing and the species overall abundance. The global population of this goose has plummeted in recent years and as such it was not a likely option for arrival in the islands on rarity alone. The timing of this record likely indicates an adult bird, which had a failed nesting attempt during the late spring.

Lesser White fronted Goose by Doug Gochfeld 1 1024x554 - Lesser White-fronted Goose
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Lesser White fronted Goose 2 by Doug Gochfeld 1 1024x528 - Lesser White-fronted Goose
Photo by Doug Gochfeld