Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Anseriformes > Family: Anatidae > Genus: Anser > Species: Anser fabalis fabalis

Anser fabalis fabalis (Latham, 1787)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 11 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Anser fabalis
Natura 2000 species code A701


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE2948401 Germany Schorfheide-Chorin Map
DE3036401 Germany Unteres Elbtal Map
DE3339402 Germany Niederung der Unteren Havel Map
DE3450401 Germany Märkische Schweiz Map
DE3453422 Germany Mittlere Oderniederung Map
DE3242421 Germany Rhin-Havelluch Map
DE2649421 Germany Uckerniederung Map
DE2751421 Germany Randow-Welse-Bruch Map
DE4151421 Germany Spreewald und Lieberoser Endmoräne Map
DE4148421 Germany Luckauer Becken Map
DE3542421 Germany Mittlere Havelniederung Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Birds not included in Appendix II)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Migratory species of Anatidae*)
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family
Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Anas fabalis Latham, 1787
Anser neglectus Sushkin, 1895

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:01571 European bird-ringing
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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