1581. Anser erythropus

1581. Anser erythropus.

The Dwarf Goose or Lesser White-fronted. Goose.

Anas erythropus, Linn. Syst. Nat. i, p. 197 (1766). Anser minutus, Naum. Vog. Deutschl. xi, p. 365, pl. 290 (1842); Irby, Ibis, 186], p. 247 ; Hume, Cat. no. 948 ; Reid, S. F. x, p. 79. Anser erythropus, Newton, P. Z. S. 1860, p. 339; Jerdon, B. I. iii, p. 781; Hume, S. F. viii, p. 421; Hume & Marsh. Game B. iii, p. 77, pl.; Salvadori, Cat. B. M. xxvii, p. 97.

Very similar to A. albifrons, but smaller, with a much smaller hill. The plumage is generally darker, and the white of the forehead extends to the top of the head between the eyes. The Coloration of the soft parts appears to be the same in the two species.

Length 21; tail 4 ; wing 14.5 ; tarsus 2.4; bill from gape 1.4.

Distribution. Similar to that of A. albifrons, but more Eastern, this species being rare in "Western Europe and the Mediterranean and common in China. It is a very rare cold-weather immigrant in Northern India, but specimens have been obtained by Col. Irby, Mr. A. Anderson, Dr. Bonavia, and Mr. Chill in the Eastern Punjab near Delhi, in the North-west Provinces, and in Oudh.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
1581. Anser erythropus
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1581
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
418
Common name: 
Dwarf Goose Or Lesser White Fronted Goose
M_ID: 
281
M_CN: 
Lesser White-fronted Goose
M_SN: 
Anser erythropus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2306

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