LC
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Cramp, S.; Perrins, C. M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
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 -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 1,770,000 km2 medium
Extent of Occurrence (non-breeding) 567,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown poor estimated 2012
Population trend increasing - estimated -
Generation length 11.4 years - - -

Population justification: The global population is estimated at c. 410,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2015). The European population is estimated at 57,000-74,000 pairs, which equates to 114,000-148,000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015).

Trend justification: The overall trend is suspected to be increasing (Wetlands International 2015). In Europe the population size is estimated to be increasing (BirdLife International 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Austria extant vagrant
Belgium extant native yes
Canada extant vagrant
Czechia extant native yes
Denmark extant native yes yes
Finland extant native yes
France extant native yes
Germany extant native yes yes
Greenland (to Denmark) extant native yes yes
Hungary extant vagrant yes
Iceland extant native yes
Ireland extant native yes
Italy extant vagrant
Luxembourg extant vagrant
Netherlands extant native yes
Norway extant native yes
Poland extant vagrant
Portugal extant vagrant
Romania extant native yes
Russia extant vagrant
Russia (Central Asian) extant vagrant
Russia (European) extant vagrant
Slovakia extant vagrant
Slovenia extant vagrant yes
Spain extant vagrant yes
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) extant native yes
Sweden extant native yes yes
Switzerland extant vagrant
United Kingdom extant native yes
USA extant vagrant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Greenland (to Denmark) Heden
Greenland (to Denmark) Hochstetter Forland
Greenland (to Denmark) Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne-Myggbukta
Iceland Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður
Belgium Polderkomplex
Belgium Zwin
Greenland (to Denmark) Albrecht Sletten (Storsletten), Wollaston Forland
Greenland (to Denmark) Western part of Germania land
Denmark Fiilsø
Denmark Vadehavet (Wadden Sea)
Denmark Ringkøbing Fjord
Denmark Stadil Fjord and Veststadil Fjord
Denmark Harboøre Tange, Plet Enge & Gjeller Sø
Denmark Nissum Fjord
Denmark Eastern part of Vejlerne
Denmark Ballum og Husum Enge, Kamper strandenge
Greenland (to Denmark) Ørsted Dal and Coloradodal
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Northwest Spitsbergen National Park
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Forlandet National Park
United Kingdom Breydon Water
United Kingdom Loch of Lintrathen
United Kingdom Loch of Skene
United Kingdom Greenlaw Moor
United Kingdom Loch Leven
United Kingdom Ribble and Alt Estuaries
United Kingdom Morecambe Bay
United Kingdom Firth of Forth
United Kingdom Loch of Strathbeg
United Kingdom The Wash
United Kingdom South Tayside Goose Roosts
United Kingdom Humber Estuary
United Kingdom North Norfolk Coast
United Kingdom Cameron Reservoir
United Kingdom Wigtown Bay
United Kingdom Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Loch
United Kingdom Upper Solway Flats and Marshes
United Kingdom Fala Flow
United Kingdom Martin Mere
United Kingdom Westwater Reservoir
United Kingdom Holburn Lake and Moss
United Kingdom Lindisfarne
United Kingdom Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith
United Kingdom Castle Loch, Lochmaben
United Kingdom Gladhouse Reservoir
United Kingdom Loch of Kinnordy
Norway Gaulosen
Iceland Gudlaugstungur-Alfgeirstungur
Norway Nordre Øyeren & Sørumsneset
Norway Langøya
Norway Åkersvika
Norway Øksnes
Norway Tenna & Herøy
Norway Southern Snåsavatn & Lømsen
Norway Neadelta
Norway Dokkadelta
Norway Tyrifjord wetland system
Norway Ilene & Presterødkilen
Norway Andøya (including Skogvoll)
Norway Lake Leksdalsvatn
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Adventdalen & Adventfjorden
Norway Inner Trondheimsfjord
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Inner parts of Kongsfjorden
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Nordre Isfjorden
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Sassen-Bünsow Land
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Bjørnøya (Bear Island)
Iceland Thjorsarver
Netherlands Wonseradeel & Workum
Netherlands Oudegaasterbrekken, Fluessen e.o.
Netherlands Midden Delfland & Oude Leede

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   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 - - - non-trivial recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - - international non-trivial recent
Sport hunting/specimen collecting - - - non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Anser brachyrhynchus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/pink-footed-goose-anser-brachyrhynchus on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/02/2024.