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Anser erythropus (Lesser White-fronted Goose)

Wikipedia Abstract

The lesser white-fronted goose (Anser erythropus) is a goose closely related to the larger white-fronted goose (A. albifrons). It breeds in northernmost Asia, but it is a scarce breeder in Europe. There is a re-introduction scheme in Fennoscandia. The scientific name comes from anser, the Latin for "goose", and erythropus, "red-footed", derived from the old Greek eruthros "red" and pous "foot". Both white-front species have a very conspicuous white face and broad black bars which cross the belly.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
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 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
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 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.28907
EDGE Score: 2.5769

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  3.882 lbs (1.761 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  100 grams
Female Weight [1]  3.576 lbs (1.622 kg)
Male Weight [1]  4.189 lbs (1.90 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  17.1 %
Diet [3]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [3]  100 %
Forages - Ground [3]  80 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  20 %
Clutch Size [5]  5
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Fledging [1]  38 days
Incubation [4]  26 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  15 years
Migration [6]  Intercontinental
Snout to Vent Length [1]  24 inches (60 cm)
Wing Span [4]  4.1 feet (1.25 m)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 12 months

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Irano-Anatolian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Turkmenistan No
Japan Japan No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No

Prey / Diet

Alopecurus aequalis (short foxtail)[4]
Carex heterolepis[4]
Eleocharis migoana[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Contarinia geniculati1

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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Specially protected natural territories of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
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Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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