For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
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Most recent photos of Lesser White-fronted Goose (25)
Accepted historical records for Lesser White-fronted Goose (124)
Lesser White-fronted Goose has been reported in the following areas (Bird News Extra subscribers can see a list of all records, as well as charts and graphs analysing the data by area, year, month, age and sex):
Satellite tracking studies have shed further light on the migratory movements of the highly-threatened population of Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose. read on
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