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Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 55,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 55,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Increasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 11.4 - - -
Trend justification: The overall trend is suspected to be increasing (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Austria Vagrant Extant      
Belgium Native Extant   Yes  
Canada Vagrant Extant      
Czech Republic Native Extant   Yes  
Denmark Native Extant   Yes Yes
Finland Native Extant Yes    
France Native Extant   Yes  
Germany Native Extant   Yes Yes
Greenland (to Denmark) Native Extant Yes   Yes
Hungary Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Iceland Native Extant Yes    
Ireland Native Extant   Yes  
Italy Vagrant Extant      
Luxembourg Vagrant Extant      
Netherlands Native Extant   Yes  
Norway Native Extant     Yes
Poland Vagrant Extant      
Portugal Vagrant Extant      
Romania Native Extant   Yes  
Russia (Central Asian) Vagrant Extant      
Russia (European) Vagrant Extant      
Slovakia Vagrant Extant      
Slovenia Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Spain Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Native Extant Yes    
Sweden Native Extant   Yes Yes
Switzerland Vagrant Extant      
United Kingdom Native Extant   Yes  
USA Vagrant Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Belgium Polderkomplex site factsheet
Belgium Zwin site factsheet
Denmark Ballum og Husum Enge, Kamper strandenge site factsheet
Denmark Eastern part of Vejlerne site factsheet
Denmark Fiilsø site factsheet
Denmark Harboøre Tange, Plet Enge & Gjeller Sø site factsheet
Denmark Nissum Fjord site factsheet
Denmark Ringkøbing Fjord site factsheet
Denmark Stadil Fjord and Veststadil Fjord site factsheet
Denmark Vadehavet (Wadden Sea) site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Albrecht Sletten (Storsletten), Wollaston Forland site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Heden site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Hochstetter Forland site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Ørsted Dal and Coloradodal site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne-Myggbukta site factsheet
Greenland (to Denmark) Western part of Germania land site factsheet
Iceland Eyjabakkar site factsheet
Iceland Gudlaugstungur-Álfgeirstungur site factsheet
Iceland Thjórsárver site factsheet
Netherlands Lake Oudegaasterbrekken site factsheet
Netherlands Lake Witte and Zwarte Brekken site factsheet
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Bjørnøya (Bear Island) site factsheet
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Daudmannsøyra site factsheet
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Inner parts of Kongsfjorden site factsheet
United Kingdom Breydon Water site factsheet
United Kingdom Cameron Reservoir site factsheet
United Kingdom Castle Loch, Lochmaben site factsheet
United Kingdom Fala Flow site factsheet
United Kingdom Firth of Forth site factsheet
United Kingdom Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith site factsheet
United Kingdom Gladhouse Reservoir site factsheet
United Kingdom Greenlaw Moor site factsheet
United Kingdom Holburn Lake and Moss site factsheet
United Kingdom Humber Estuary site factsheet
United Kingdom Lindisfarne site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch Leven site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch of Kinnordy site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch of Lintrathen site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch of Skene site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch of Strathbeg site factsheet
United Kingdom Martin Mere site factsheet
United Kingdom Morecambe Bay site factsheet
United Kingdom North Norfolk Coast site factsheet
United Kingdom Ribble and Alt Estuaries site factsheet
United Kingdom South Tayside Goose Roosts site factsheet
United Kingdom The Wash site factsheet
United Kingdom The Wash site factsheet
United Kingdom Upper Solway Flats and Marshes site factsheet
United Kingdom Westwater Reservoir site factsheet
United Kingdom Wigtown Bay site factsheet
United Kingdom Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Loch site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land major non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Grassland Tundra suitable breeding
Marine Intertidal Rocky Shoreline suitable breeding
Marine Intertidal Tidepools suitable breeding
Marine Neritic Estuaries suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Whole (>90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Anser brachyrhynchus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Anatidae (Ducks, geese and swans)
Species name author Baillon, 1834
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 55,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species