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Lesser White-fronted Goose

Anser erythropus

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Rare to locally uncommon winter migrant from breeding grounds in northern Scandinavia and Russia. Usually seen as singles or small groups among flocks of other geese. Should be distinguished with care from much commoner Greater White-fronted Goose: Lesser is slightly smaller and shorter necked with a rather small, stubby bill and a distinct but narrow yellow eyering. White forehead patch of Lesser extends higher up onto forehead.

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