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Bean Goose Anser fabalis

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) 3,990,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,990,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 11.4 - - -
Trend justification: The overall trend is decreasing, although some populations may be stable (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Albania Native Extant   Yes    
Algeria Vagrant Extant        
Austria Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Bangladesh Vagrant Extant        
Belarus Native Extant     Yes  
Belgium Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant        
Bulgaria Native Extant   Yes    
Canada Native Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant        
Croatia Native Extant   Yes    
Czech Republic Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Denmark Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Egypt Vagrant Extant        
Finland Native Extant Yes   Yes  
France Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Germany Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Greece Native Extant   Yes    
Hong Kong (China) Vagrant Extant        
Hungary Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Iceland Vagrant Extant        
India Vagrant Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant   Yes    
Ireland Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Italy Native Extant   Yes    
Japan Native Extant        
Kazakhstan Native Extant        
Kyrgyzstan Vagrant Extant        
Latvia Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Lebanon Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Liechtenstein Native Extant        
Lithuania Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Luxembourg Native Extant   Yes    
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant   Yes    
Mali Vagrant Extant        
Malta Vagrant Extant        
Mexico Native Extant        
Mongolia Native Extant Yes      
Montenegro Native Extant   Yes    
Morocco Vagrant Extant        
Myanmar Vagrant Extant        
Nepal Vagrant Extant        
Netherlands Native Extant   Yes    
North Korea Native Extant   Yes    
Norway Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Poland Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Portugal Vagrant Extant        
Romania Native Extant   Yes    
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Serbia Native Extant   Yes    
Slovakia Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Slovenia Native Extant   Yes    
South Korea Native Extant        
Spain Native Extant   Yes    
Sweden Native Extant     Yes Yes
Switzerland Native Extant   Yes    
Taiwan (China) Native Extant        
Tajikistan Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant   Yes    
Ukraine Native Extant   Yes Yes  
United Kingdom Native Extant   Yes    
USA Vagrant Extant        
Uzbekistan Native Extant   Yes Yes  

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Belarus Cikiny astravy site factsheet
Belarus Mid Prypiac' site factsheet
Belgium Polderkomplex site factsheet
Belgium Schorren en Polder van de Beneden-Schelde site factsheet
China (mainland) Anqing wetlands (Caizi Hu, Wuchang Hu and other lakes) site factsheet
China (mainland) Dongting Hu wetlands site factsheet
China (mainland) Ebi Nur and Kuytun River site factsheet
China (mainland) Mengjin Huanghe Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Niuxintaobao site factsheet
China (mainland) Sanjiang Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Shuangtai (Shuangtaizi) Estuary and Inner Gulf of Liaodong site factsheet
China (mainland) Suyahu Wetland Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Zhengzhou Huanghe Wetland Nature Reserve site factsheet
Croatia Poilovlje with Koncanica, Garesnica and Poljana fishponds site factsheet
Czech Republic Nechranice water reservoir site factsheet
Czech Republic Nove Mlyny middle reservoir site factsheet
Denmark Hanstholm Reservation site factsheet
Estonia Kunda site factsheet
Estonia Parika site factsheet
Estonia Põhja-Liivimaa site factsheet
Estonia Ropka-Ihaste site factsheet
Estonia Vooremaa site factsheet
Finland Alajoki site factsheet
Finland Lålby fields site factsheet
Finland Lapväärti wetlands site factsheet
Finland Oulu region wetlands site factsheet
Finland Pori archipelago and wetlands site factsheet
Finland Sundominlahti Bay and Söderfjärden site factsheet
Finland Torronsuo and Lake Talpianjärvi site factsheet
France Ried de Colmar et Sélestat site factsheet
Germany Luchgebiet Spaatz-Hohennauen-Witzke site factsheet
Hungary Béda–Karapancsa site factsheet
Hungary Gemenc site factsheet
Hungary Hortobágy and Tisza-to site factsheet
Hungary Lake Balaton site factsheet
Hungary Lake Fertő site factsheet
Hungary Lake Kis-Balaton site factsheet
Hungary Nagy-berek of Fonyód site factsheet
Hungary Öreg Lake of Tata site factsheet
Hungary Sárvíz Valley site factsheet
Hungary Sumony Fishpond site factsheet
Hungary Velence Lake–Dinnyés Lake site factsheet
Japan Ezogadate reservoir site factsheet
Japan Hachirogata site factsheet
Japan Kyu-Osatsunuma site factsheet
Japan Lake Asahiike and Lake Unoike site factsheet
Japan Lake Fukushimagata site factsheet
Japan Lake Furenko and nearby wetlands site factsheet
Japan Lake Kejonuma site factsheet
Japan Lake Utonaiko, Yufutsu plain site factsheet
Japan Lower Tokachigawa river site factsheet
Japan Mawarizeki and Sunazawa reservoir site factsheet
Japan Middle Ishikarigawa basin site factsheet
Japan Notsuke bay, Odaito site factsheet
Japan Otomonuma reservoir site factsheet
Japan Sarobetsu marsh site factsheet
Latvia Augstroze site factsheet
Latvia Cena bog site factsheet
Latvia Dunika bog site factsheet
Latvia Engure lake site factsheet
Latvia Gauja national park site factsheet
Latvia Kemeri national park site factsheet
Latvia Lake Lielauce site factsheet
Latvia Pape site factsheet
Latvia Seda marsh site factsheet
Latvia Svete lower reaches site factsheet
Latvia Teici and Pelecare bogs site factsheet
Latvia Uzava lowland site factsheet
Latvia Ziemelu bogs site factsheet
Lithuania Flooded meadows arround the Senoji & Naujoji Rusne lakes site factsheet
Lithuania Nemunas delta regional Park site factsheet
Lithuania Pravirsulio Tyrelis State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Lithuania Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
Mongolia Delta of Orkhon and Selenge Rivers site factsheet
Mongolia Mongol Daguur site factsheet
Mongolia Selengiin Tsagaan Lake site factsheet
Mongolia Valleys of Khurkh-Khuiten Rivers site factsheet
Netherlands Dollard site factsheet
Netherlands Dwingelderveld site factsheet
Netherlands Fochteloërveen and Lake Esmeer site factsheet
Netherlands Gelderse Poort site factsheet
Netherlands Groote Peel site factsheet
North Korea Chongchon River estuary (including Mundok Nature Reserve) site factsheet
North Korea Daedong Bay site factsheet
North Korea Kumya Bay site factsheet
North Korea Ongjin Bay site factsheet
North Korea Orangchon River estuary site factsheet
Poland Barycz river valley site factsheet
Poland Druzno lake site factsheet
Poland Goplo Lake Site site factsheet
Poland Jeziorsko reservoir site factsheet
Poland Lower Odra river valley site factsheet
Poland Mala Welna River Valley site factsheet
Poland Marshy valley of the Drweca river site factsheet
Poland Middle Notec River Valley site factsheet
Poland Middle Odra River Valley site factsheet
Poland Miedwie site site factsheet
Poland Mietkow reservoir site factsheet
Poland Notec Forest site factsheet
Poland Nysa reservoir site factsheet
Poland Otmuchów reservoir site factsheet
Poland Przemków ponds site factsheet
Poland Rakutowskie swamps site factsheet
Poland Samica Valley site factsheet
Poland Slowinski National Park site factsheet
Poland Slup reservoir site factsheet
Poland Stobrawa Watershed site factsheet
Poland Swidwie lake site factsheet
Poland Szczecin lagoon site factsheet
Poland Turawa reservoir site factsheet
Poland Warta River Mouth site factsheet
Poland Weltyn lakes site factsheet
Poland Widawa and Olesnica River Valley site factsheet
Poland Woniesc reservoir site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Amur river mouth site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Bolon' lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Forty islands site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Gusikha river basin and lower Balakhnya river site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Kanchalan river basin site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Keremesit-Sundrun lowland site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Kharchinskoye lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Korfa bay (northern part) site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Kuril islands (between Urup and Paramushir) site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Lopatka peninsula site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Lowland swamps in the valley of Tungur and Nenyuga rivers site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Makovetskoye lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Malakchan bay site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Malamvayam lagoon site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Manily lakes site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Moroshechnaya river site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Nevskoye lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) North-east Sakhalin lagoons site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Parapol'skiy valley site factsheet
Russia (Asian) San-Yuryakh site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Sayanski canyon of the Enisey river site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Tyk and Viakhtu bays site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Utkholok river site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Zhupanovskiy lagoon site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Dvuob'ye site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Inder' site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Lower Ob' site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Shestakovskie of a bog 2 site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Shestakovskiye marshes site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Taezhno-Mikhaylovsky site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Ubinskoye Lake site factsheet
Russia (European) Bylinskaya site factsheet
Russia (European) Cheremshanski Bay of Kuybyshev Reservoir site factsheet
Russia (European) Delta of River Severnaya Dvina site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Algashka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Iput' river in vicinity of Kholevichami site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Iput' river in vicinity of Krutoayr site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Kostroma river site factsheet
Russia (European) Floodplain of Cheptsa river site factsheet
Russia (European) Issinski site factsheet
Russia (European) Kargopol' area site factsheet
Russia (European) Khaypudyrskaya Bay (islands of B. Zelenets, Dolgi, Matveyev) site factsheet
Russia (European) Kuloy river site factsheet
Russia (European) Kurgalski Peninsula site factsheet
Russia (European) Lake Lacha site factsheet
Russia (European) Manturovo left bank of the Unzha river site factsheet
Russia (European) Moksha flood-plain in vicinity of Krasnoslobodsk site factsheet
Russia (European) Olonets plain site factsheet
Russia (European) Petrocrepost' Bay site factsheet
Russia (European) Pinezhski meadow site factsheet
Russia (European) River Chernaya site factsheet
Russia (European) Russki Zavorot Peninsula and eastern part of Malozemelskaya Tundra site factsheet
Russia (European) Sources of the River Luga site factsheet
Russia (European) Southern coast of the Neva bay site factsheet
Russia (European) Sura environs site factsheet
Russia (European) Unskaya bay site factsheet
Russia (European) Vashutkiny, Padimeyskiye and Kharbeyskiye lakes site factsheet
Russia (European) Vaygach island site factsheet
Russia (European) Vorono-Khoperski area site factsheet
Russia (European) Watershed of Kazanka and Shoshma rivers site factsheet
Russia (European) Zavoronezhski area site factsheet
South Korea Cheolwon basin site factsheet
South Korea Cheonsu Bay site factsheet
South Korea Gangjin Bay site factsheet
South Korea Geum-gang river and estuary site factsheet
South Korea Gocheonam-ho lake site factsheet
South Korea Gumi Haepyeong site factsheet
South Korea Han-gang estuary site factsheet
South Korea Junam reservoir site factsheet
South Korea Nakdong-gang estuary site factsheet
South Korea Upo swamp site factsheet
Sweden Bay of Lommabukten site factsheet
Sweden Bay of Lundåkrabukten site factsheet
Sweden Bay of Svensksundsviken site factsheet
Sweden Kvismaren site factsheet
Sweden Lake Åsnen site factsheet
Sweden Lake Hallbosjön site factsheet
Sweden Lake Hjälstaviken site factsheet
Sweden Lake Hornborgasjön site factsheet
Sweden Lake Östen site factsheet
Sweden Lake Persöfjärden site factsheet
Sweden Lake Tåkern site factsheet
Sweden Lake Tämnaren site factsheet
Sweden Lake Tysslingen site factsheet
Sweden Lake Vendelsjön site factsheet
Sweden Ledskär-Karlholm bay site factsheet
Sweden North-east Scania coastline and archipelago site factsheet
Sweden River Helgeån site factsheet
Sweden River Umeälven delta site factsheet
Ukraine Bodakivs'ke marsh site factsheet
Ukraine Latorytsya river valley near Chop site factsheet
Ukraine Shats'ki lakes site factsheet
United Kingdom Slamannan Plateau 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
Shrubland Boreal suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) major 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 fabalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014.

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, Swans)
Species name author (Latham, 1787)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,990,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species