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Lesser White-fronted Goose
The Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) nests in northern Europe and Asia. During fall it migrates south to Europe, the Middle East, India and China.
During winter it is seen in cultivated fields.
Nesting is solitary (as opposed to in colonies). The nest is usually near water, made out of grass and down added by the female. The clutch is from two to eight eggs. Incubation is from 25 to 28 days and it is done by the female. The youngsters are capable of flying from 35 to 40 days after hatching. Some young stay with the parents until the next year. They start breeding at three years of age.
The adults reach a length from 53 to 66 cm (21 to 26 inches), and a maximum weight of 2.3 Kg. (five pounds).
The Lesser White-fronted Goose in Spanish is called “Ánsar Careto Chico” and “Ganso Frente Blanca Chico”.
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