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Greylag Goose Anser anser

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) 5,460,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 5,460,000 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) 11.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population is estimated to number c.1,000,000-1,100,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population sizes have been estimated at <c.100 breeding pairs and <c.50 wintering individuals in China and <c.10,000 breeding pairs in Russia (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: The overall population trend is increasing, although some populations may be stable and others have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant   Yes    
Albania Native Extant       Yes
Algeria Native Extant        
Argentina Introduced Extant        
Armenia Native Extant       Yes
Austria Native Extant     Yes Yes
Azerbaijan Native Extant       Yes
Bahrain Native Extant   Yes    
Bangladesh Native Extant        
Belarus Native Extant     Yes Yes
Belgium Native Extant     Yes Yes
Bhutan Native Extant        
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant        
Bulgaria Native Extant       Yes
China (mainland) Native Extant        
Croatia Native Extant       Yes
Cyprus Native Extant   Yes    
Czech Republic Native Extant     Yes Yes
Denmark Native Extant     Yes Yes
Egypt Vagrant Extant        
Estonia Native Extant     Yes Yes
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Introduced Extant Yes      
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) Native Extant       Yes
Finland Native Extant Yes   Yes  
France Native Extant     Yes Yes
Georgia Native Extant        
Germany Native Extant     Yes Yes
Gibraltar (to UK) Vagrant Extant        
Greece Native Extant     Yes Yes
Hong Kong (China) Vagrant Extant        
Hungary Native Extant     Yes Yes
Iceland Native Extant       Yes
India Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant       Yes
Ireland Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant        
Italy Native Extant       Yes
Japan Native Extant        
Jordan Native Extant   Yes    
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kuwait Native Extant   Yes    
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes      
Laos Native Extant        
Latvia Native Extant       Yes
Lebanon Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Libya Vagrant Extant        
Liechtenstein Vagrant Extant        
Lithuania Native Extant     Yes Yes
Luxembourg Native Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Malta Native Extant        
Moldova Native Extant     Yes Yes
Mongolia Native Extant Yes      
Montenegro Native Extant       Yes
Morocco Native Extant        
Myanmar Native Extant   Yes    
Nepal Native Extant        
Netherlands Native Extant       Yes
Norway Native Extant     Yes Yes
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Pakistan Native Extant        
Poland Native Extant     Yes Yes
Portugal Native Extant   Yes    
Qatar Native Extant   Yes    
Romania Native Extant     Yes Yes
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Russia (European) Native Extant     Yes Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant   Yes    
Serbia Native Extant       Yes
Slovakia Native Extant     Yes Yes
Slovenia Native Extant   Yes Yes  
South Korea Native Extant        
Spain Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Sri Lanka Native Extant        
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Native Extant Yes      
Sweden Native Extant     Yes Yes
Switzerland Native Extant       Yes
Syria Native Extant   Yes    
Tajikistan Native Extant        
Thailand Vagrant Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant   Yes    
Turkey Native Extant     Yes Yes
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
Ukraine Native Extant     Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes    
United Kingdom Native Extant     Yes Yes
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes      
Vietnam Native Extant        
Yemen Vagrant Extant   Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Ab-i-Istada site factsheet
Afghanistan Hamun-i-Puzak site factsheet
Algeria Lac Fetzara site factsheet
Algeria Marais de Mekhada site factsheet
Austria Neusiedler See site factsheet
Austria Southern Seewinkel and Zitzmannsdorfer Wiesen site factsheet
Belarus Cikiny astravy site factsheet
Belarus Mid Prypiac' site factsheet
Belgium Schorren en Polder van de Beneden-Schelde site factsheet
Bulgaria Belene Islands Complex site factsheet
Bulgaria Durankulak Lake site factsheet
Bulgaria Kalimok Complex site factsheet
Bulgaria Pozharevo Island site factsheet
Bulgaria Shabla Lake Complex site factsheet
Bulgaria Srebarna site factsheet
China (mainland) Bayanbulak and Kaidu River Valley site factsheet
China (mainland) Bosten Lake site factsheet
China (mainland) Chi Hu Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Desert and wetland from Northern Urumqi to Dabancheng site factsheet
China (mainland) Ebi Nur and Kuytun River site factsheet
China (mainland) Niuxintaobao site factsheet
China (mainland) Oasis, Desert and Wetland at Mosuowan site factsheet
China (mainland) Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve site factsheet
Croatia Donji Miholjac fish-ponds site factsheet
Czech Republic Ceskobudejovicke rybniky ponds site factsheet
Czech Republic Dehtár pond site factsheet
Czech Republic Lednicke rybniky ponds (Lednice fish-ponds) site factsheet
Czech Republic Nove Mlyny middle reservoir site factsheet
Czech Republic Rezabinec pond site factsheet
Czech Republic Trebonsko (Trebon region) site factsheet
Denmark Bøtø Nor site factsheet
Denmark Fiilsø site factsheet
Denmark Maribo lakes site factsheet
Denmark Møllesø and Gjorslev site factsheet
Denmark Saltholm site factsheet
Denmark Sjørring Sø site factsheet
Denmark Smålandsfarvandet site factsheet
Denmark Tissø, Lille Åmose and Hallenslev Mose site factsheet
Estonia Irbe strait site factsheet
Estonia Kahtla-Kübassaare site factsheet
Estonia Küdema bay site factsheet
Estonia Lõu bay site factsheet
Estonia Mullutu site factsheet
Estonia Pärnu bay (NEW) site factsheet
Estonia Siiksaare-Oessaare bays site factsheet
Estonia Sutu bay site factsheet
Estonia Tagamõisa peninsula site factsheet
Estonia Väinameri site factsheet
Estonia Vanamõisa bay site factsheet
Estonia Vilsandi archipelago site factsheet
Finland Kristiinankaupunki southern archipelago site factsheet
Finland Lålby fields site factsheet
Finland Lapväärti wetlands site factsheet
Finland Mietoistenlahti bay site factsheet
Finland Oulu region wetlands site factsheet
Finland Paimionlahti bay site factsheet
Finland Pori archipelago and wetlands site factsheet
Finland Sundominlahti Bay and Söderfjärden site factsheet
France Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin site factsheet
France Col de Lizarrieta site factsheet
France Estuaire de la Bidassoa et Baie de Fontarabie site factsheet
France Lac du Der-Chantecoq et étangs latéraux site factsheet
France Marais poitevin et baie de l'Aiguillon site factsheet
Greece Lake Kerkini site factsheet
Hungary Alkaline lakes of Kiskunság site factsheet
Hungary Béda–Karapancsa site factsheet
Hungary Hódmezővásárhely Pusztas site factsheet
Hungary Hortobágy and Tisza-to site factsheet
Hungary Kis-Sárrét site factsheet
Hungary Lake Balaton site factsheet
Hungary Lake Fertő site factsheet
Hungary Lake Kis-Balaton site factsheet
Hungary Lower Tisza Valley site factsheet
Hungary Nagy-berek of Fonyód site factsheet
Hungary Sárvíz Valley site factsheet
Hungary Sumony Fishpond site factsheet
Hungary Velence Lake–Dinnyés Lake site factsheet
Iceland Álftafjördur-Hamarsfjördur site factsheet
Iceland Austara Eylendid site factsheet
Iceland Breidafjördur site factsheet
Iceland Brúará site factsheet
Iceland Hóp-Vatnsdalur site factsheet
Iceland Hörgárósar site factsheet
Iceland Melrakkaslétta site factsheet
Iceland Miklavatn-Skógar site factsheet
Iceland Öxarfjördur site factsheet
Iceland Úthérad site factsheet
India Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Sibsagar Tanks site factsheet
India Sultanpur National Park site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Anzali Mordab complex site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Arjan Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Dasht-e-Moghan site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Dez dam site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Fereidoonkenar marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Gavekhoni lake, and marshes of the lower Zaindeh Rud site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Ghara Gheshlaq No-Hunting Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Gomishan marshes and Turkoman steppes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamidieh (Omidiyeh) plains site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Sabari and Hamoun-i Hirmand site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hilleh Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Horeh Bamdej site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Izeh and Sheikho lakes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Karun river marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Bakhtegan, Lake Tashk and Kamjan marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Kobi site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Uromiyeh site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Miankaleh Peninsula and Gorgan Bay site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Shadegan marshes and tidal mudflats of Khor-al Amaya and Khor Musa site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of South end of the Hamoun-i Puzak site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Susangerd marshes site factsheet
Iraq Haur Al Sa'adiyah site factsheet
Ireland Dundalk Bay site factsheet
Ireland Lough Swilly including Blanket Nook and Inch Lake site factsheet
Ireland Stabannan-Braganstown site factsheet
Italy Grado and Marano lagoon site factsheet
Italy Uccellina mountains, Trappola marshes and Ombrone mouth site factsheet
Italy Valli di Comacchio and Bonifica del Mezzano site factsheet
Kazakhstan Aksuat Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Akzhan Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Ashchykol and Barakkol Lakes site factsheet
Kazakhstan Balykty Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Bolshoy Kak Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Chardara Reservoir site factsheet
Kazakhstan Isei Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kamyshovoe-Zhamankol Lakes site factsheet
Kazakhstan Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Kazakhstan Korgankol Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Koybagar-Tyuntyugur Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kulykol-Taldykol Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kumdykol-Zharlykol Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kushmurun Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Lesser Aral Sea site factsheet
Kazakhstan Maliy Kak Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Naurzum State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Kazakhstan Sarykopa Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Shaglyteniz Lake and marshes site factsheet
Kazakhstan Sorbalyk-Maybalyk Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Sulukol Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Terenkol Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Uyalyshalkar Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Zharkol Lakes site factsheet
Kazakhstan Zhylandy Lake site factsheet
Kazakhstan Zhylandy Lake site factsheet
Lithuania Nemunas delta regional Park site factsheet
Mongolia Baga and Bayan Lakes site factsheet
Mongolia Boon Tsagaan Lake site factsheet
Mongolia Delta of Orkhon and Selenge Rivers site factsheet
Mongolia Khar Lake site factsheet
Mongolia Khar Us Lake site factsheet
Mongolia Selengiin Tsagaan Lake site factsheet
Mongolia Uvs Lake site factsheet
Myanmar Ayeyarwady River: Singu Section site factsheet
Myanmar Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary and surroundings site factsheet
Netherlands Dollard site factsheet
Netherlands Haringvliet site factsheet
Netherlands Lauwersmeer site factsheet
Netherlands Oostvaardersplassen site factsheet
Netherlands Westerschelde and Saeftinghe site factsheet
Norway Lista wetland system site factsheet
Norway Smøla archipelago site factsheet
Norway Vega archipelago site factsheet
Poland Barycz river valley site factsheet
Poland Lower Odra river valley site factsheet
Poland Warta River Mouth site factsheet
Portugal Tejo estuary site factsheet
Romania Belceşti reservoir site factsheet
Romania Cârja - Maţa - Rădeanu - Roşcani site factsheet
Romania Cefa fish-ponds and Radvani wood site factsheet
Romania Danube Delta site factsheet
Romania Jijiei şi Miletinului fish-ponds site factsheet
Romania Lake Strachina site factsheet
Romania Stânca lake - Costeşti site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Khadyn lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Tere-Khol' lake site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Chernoye Lake site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Holes of the Karasuk river downstream site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Inder' site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Kocherdyksky goose zakaznik site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Makushinsky Zakaznik site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Schuch'i lakes site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) System wetland's bottom watercourse Bagan site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Ubinskoye Lake site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Zdvinsky zakaznik site factsheet
Russia (European) Arski fish-ponds site factsheet
Russia (European) Berkubinski forest site factsheet
Russia (European) Bulgarski site factsheet
Russia (European) Burukshunskiye limans site factsheet
Russia (European) Cranes area site factsheet
Russia (European) Curonian (Courish) Bay site factsheet
Russia (European) Dadynskiye lakes site factsheet
Russia (European) Delta of the River Don site factsheet
Russia (European) Dunilovskoye bog site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Algashka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Oka river in Navashinski district site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of rivers Usta and Vaya in Urenski district site factsheet
Russia (European) Flood-plain of Yukhot' river site factsheet
Russia (European) Floodplain of Cheptsa river site factsheet
Russia (European) Floodplain of Oka river in Vachski district of N.Novgorod region and adjacent areas of Vladimir region site factsheet
Russia (European) Floodplain of Rudnya river and surroundings site factsheet
Russia (European) Floodplain of the Terek river near Staroshchedrinskaya site factsheet
Russia (European) Islands in the western part of Lake Manych-Gudilo site factsheet
Russia (European) Izhevsk flood-plain of Oka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Kamsko-Ikski area site factsheet
Russia (European) Kazachka site factsheet
Russia (European) Khanskoye Lake site factsheet
Russia (European) Kiziltash limans site factsheet
Russia (European) Kizlyar Bay site factsheet
Russia (European) Kurnikov liman site factsheet
Russia (European) Lakes of northern Karelia site factsheet
Russia (European) Moksha flood-plain in vicinity of Krasnoslobodsk site factsheet
Russia (European) Moksha valley in vicinity of Temnikov site factsheet
Russia (European) Nizhnekumskiye floods site factsheet
Russia (European) Nothern part of Gor'koe reservoir with spurs site factsheet
Russia (European) Oka valley in vicinity of Murmino site factsheet
Russia (European) Orshinski marshes site factsheet
Russia (European) Savtsinskoye marsh site factsheet
Russia (European) Shalimovskoye bog site factsheet
Russia (European) Shalkaro-Zhetykol'ski lake system site factsheet
Russia (European) Shapsugsko-Takhtamutaiskaya rice-irrigation system site factsheet
Russia (European) Shilovo flood-plain of Oka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Shumerlinskaya site factsheet
Russia (European) Solotcha flood-plain of Oka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Southern part of Chograiski reservoir site factsheet
Russia (European) Sura environs site factsheet
Russia (European) Surskoi spur of Cheboksarskoye reservoir site factsheet
Russia (European) Suskanski Bay of Kuybyshev Resrvoir site factsheet
Russia (European) Sviyago-Kubninskaya forest-steppe site factsheet
Russia (European) Taman' site factsheet
Russia (European) Tsninski Forest site factsheet
Russia (European) Upper Mologa river (Verestovo lake) site factsheet
Russia (European) Valley complex of Moksha and Oka rivers site factsheet
Russia (European) Varegovskoye bog site factsheet
Russia (European) Veselovskoye reservoir site factsheet
Russia (European) Voroninski Nature Reserve site factsheet
Russia (European) Vorono-Khoperski area site factsheet
Russia (European) Western Ilmen area site factsheet
Russia (European) Zavidovo Nature Reserve, including Lotoshinski, Klinski and Diatlovo fish-ponds site factsheet
Russia (European) Zavoronezhski area site factsheet
Russia (European) Zolotarevskaya area site factsheet
Slovakia Parízske marshes site factsheet
Slovenia River Drava site factsheet
Spain Guadalquivir marshes site factsheet
Spain Tierra de Campos steppes site factsheet
Spain Villafáfila site factsheet
Sweden Älgö lera - Galtö lera site factsheet
Sweden Bay of Kilsviken site factsheet
Sweden Bay of Svensksundsviken site factsheet
Sweden Falsterbo-Bay of Foteviken site factsheet
Sweden Lake Hallbosjön site factsheet
Sweden Lake Hjälstaviken site factsheet
Sweden Lake Hornborgasjön site factsheet
Sweden Lake Tåkern site factsheet
Sweden Lake Tämnaren site factsheet
Sweden Lake Vendelsjön site factsheet
Sweden Ledskär-Karlholm bay site factsheet
Sweden Western part of lake Mälaren site factsheet
Tunisia Ichkeul site factsheet
Turkey Göksu Delta site factsheet
Turkey Seyhan Delta site factsheet
Turkey Tuz Lake site factsheet
Turkmenistan Tallymerjen site factsheet
Ukraine Agricultural lands near Bilorets'ke (Chornozemne village) site factsheet
Ukraine Bulakhivs'kyj lyman site factsheet
Ukraine Chauda site factsheet
Ukraine Chervone marsh site factsheet
Ukraine Debal'tsivs'ke lake site factsheet
Ukraine Dnipro delta site factsheet
Ukraine Dniprodzerzhyns'ke reservoir site factsheet
Ukraine Dnister delta site factsheet
Ukraine Ikva river valley site factsheet
Ukraine Ingul river valley site factsheet
Ukraine Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Energodar) site factsheet
Ukraine Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Kajiry village) site factsheet
Ukraine Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Knyazhe-Grigorivka village) site factsheet
Ukraine Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Kozats'ki islands) site factsheet
Ukraine Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Vasylivka village) site factsheet
Ukraine Karkinits'ka and Dzharylgats'ka bays site factsheet
Ukraine Lyman lake site factsheet
Ukraine Mikulinetskie fish-ponds site factsheet
Ukraine Mishuryn Rig site factsheet
Ukraine Molochnyj Liman site factsheet
Ukraine Obytichna peninsula site factsheet
Ukraine Obytichna river mouth site factsheet
Ukraine Petropavlivs'kyj lyman site factsheet
Ukraine Pivdennyj Bug river valley (Goloskiv village) site factsheet
Ukraine River Danube site factsheet
Ukraine Sasyk lake site factsheet
Ukraine Shagany-Alibej-Burnas lake-system site factsheet
Ukraine Shats'ki lakes site factsheet
Ukraine Solonyj Lyman lake site factsheet
Ukraine Stentsivs'ko-Zhebriyanivs'ki plavni site factsheet
Ukraine Styr' river valley (Luchytsi village) site factsheet
Ukraine Sul's'ka bay site factsheet
Ukraine Syvash Bay site factsheet
Ukraine Utlyuk lyman site factsheet
Ukraine Velyka Osokorovka site factsheet
Ukraine Yagorlyts'ka and Tendrivs'ka Bays site factsheet
United Kingdom Broadland site factsheet
United Kingdom Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands site factsheet
United Kingdom Caithness Lochs site factsheet
United Kingdom Din Moss and Hoselaw Loch site factsheet
United Kingdom Firth of Forth site factsheet
United Kingdom Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch Eye site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch Ken and Dee Marshes site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch of Skene site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch Shin and Nearby Lochs site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch Shin and nearby lochs site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch Spynie site factsheet
United Kingdom Lochs of Harray and Stenness site factsheet
United Kingdom Moray Basin, Firths and Bays site factsheet
United Kingdom Moray Basin, Firths and Bays site factsheet
United Kingdom Muir of Dinnet site factsheet
United Kingdom North Uist Machair and Islands site factsheet
United Kingdom River Spey - Insh Marshes site factsheet
United Kingdom South Tayside Goose Roosts site factsheet
United Kingdom South Uist Machair and Lochs site factsheet
United Kingdom Tay - Isla Valley site factsheet
United Kingdom Tiree and Coll site factsheet
United Kingdom Uists Machairs, Lochs and Coast site factsheet
Uzbekistan Achinskoe Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan Amudarya floodlands near Termez site factsheet
Uzbekistan Chimkurgan Reservoir site factsheet
Uzbekistan Karakyr Lakes site factsheet
Uzbekistan Karnabchul Steppe site factsheet
Uzbekistan Kattakurgan Reservoir site factsheet
Uzbekistan Northern shore of Aydarkul Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan Sudochye Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan Talimarzhan Reservoir site factsheet
Uzbekistan Tudakul and Kuymazar Reservoirs site factsheet
Uzbekistan Tuyabuguz Reservoir site factsheet
Uzbekistan Tuzkan Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan Yuzhno-Surkhan (South-Surkhan) Reservoir site factsheet
Uzbekistan Zekry Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan Zholdyrbas Lake site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
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 anser. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014.

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 (Linnaeus, 1758)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 5,460,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species