Swan Goose Anser cygnoid


BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Cao Lei; Zhang Yong; Barter, M.; Lei Gang. 2010. Anatidae in eastern China during the non-breeding season: geographical distributions and protection status. Biological Conservation 143: 650–659.

Cao Lei.; Barter, M.A.; Lei Gang. 2008. New population estimates for Anatidae spending the non-breeding season in eastern China: implications for flyway population estimates. Biological Conservation 141: 2301–2309.

Fox, A. D.; Hearn, R. D.; Lei Cao; Pei Hao Cong; Xin Wang; Yong Zhang; Song Tao Dou; Xu Fang Shao; Barter, M.; Rees, E. C. 2008. Preliminary observations of diurnal feeding patterns of Swan Geese Anser cygnoides using two different habitats at Shengjin Lake, Anhui Province, China. Wildfowl: 20-30.

Goroshko, O. A. 2004. Number and status of Swan Geese in Dauria in 2003. Casarca: 194-211.

Poyarkov, N. D. 2005. Natural history and problems of conservation of the Swan Goose . Casarca Supplement 1: 139-159.

Xu Wen-Bin. 2008. The finding of Russian-banded Swan Goose. China Crane News 12(1): 32.

Yong Zhang; Lei Cao; Barter, M.; Fox, A. D.; Meijuan Zhao; Fanjuan Meng; Hongquan Shi; Yong Jiang; Wenzhong Zhu. 2011. Changing distribution and abundance of Swan Goose Anser cygnoides in the Yangtze River floodplain: the likely loss of a very important wintering site. Bird Conservation International 21(1): 36-48.

Zhao Jin-Sheng. 2002. An extremely large wintering group of Swan Goose was found at Poyang Lake. China Crane News 6(1): 36-37.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Goose Specialist Group

IUCN SSC Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Anser cygnoid. Downloaded from on 05/07/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/07/2022.