LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
A Eurasian breeder on the tunda, commoner in Asia, but seemingly in decline
in all areas. Wintering in southeastern Europe and south and east China, it is a smaller version of Whitefront, and can be difficult
to identify at range. Closer and the yellow eye-ring stands out well and is diagnostic. Formerly quite regular
in the UK among many countries, the decline means it is now a rare vagrant, the true situation being confused
by escapes. These shots are obviously captive birds, wild birds in England have always been distant.
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