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

Pink-footed Goose - Anser brachyrhynchus Baillon, 1833

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 3 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 93 are designated for this species
Wintering habitats
  • cropland
  • grassland
Natura 2000 species code A040


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BE2500831 Belgium Ijzervallei Map
BE2500932 Belgium Poldercomplex Map
DE2121401 Germany Unterelbe Map
DE2210401 Germany Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Map
DE2213401 Germany Wangerland Map
DE2609401 Germany Emsmarsch von Leer bis Emden Map
DE2611401 Germany Fehntjer Tief Map
DE2709401 Germany Rheiderland Map
DE2935401 Germany Aland-Elbe-Niederung Map
DE2948401 Germany Schorfheide-Chorin Map
DE2951401 Germany Unteres Odertal Map
DE3036401 Germany Unteres Elbtal Map
DE3339402 Germany Niederung der Unteren Havel Map
DE3341401 Germany U. Rhinluch/Dreetzer See, Havell. Luch und Belziger Landschaftsw. Map
DE3437401 Germany Elbaue Jerichow Map
DE3450401 Germany Märkische Schweiz Map
DE3532401 Germany Vogelschutzgebiet Drömling Map
DE3642401 Germany Rietzer See Map
DE4137401 Germany Wulfener Bruch und Teichgebiet Osternienburg Map
DE4142401 Germany Mündungsgebiet der Schwarzen Elster Map
DE4203401 Germany Vogelschutzgebiet 'Unterer Niederrhein' Map
DE4531401 Germany Helmestausee Berga-Kelbra (Anteil Sachsen-Anhalt) Map
DK009X060 Denmark Vidåen, Tøndermarsken og Saltvandssøen Map
DK009X065 Denmark Rømø Map
DK009X067 Denmark Ballum og Husum Enge og Kamper Strandenge Map
DK00AX051 Denmark Ribe Holme og enge med Kongeåens udløb Map
DK00AX056 Denmark Fiilsø Map
DK00AY057 Denmark Vadehavet Map
DK00CX038 Denmark Nissum Fjord Map
DK00CX043 Denmark Ringkøbing Fjord Map
DK00CX161 Denmark Stadil Fjord og Vest Stadil Fjord Map
DK00CY039 Denmark Harboøre Tange, Plet Enge og Gjeller Sø Map
DK00EX019 Denmark Lønnerup Fjord Map
DK00EX020 Denmark Vestlige Vejler, Arup Holm og Hovsør Røn Map
DK00EX022 Denmark Hanstholm Reservatet Map
DK00EX023 Denmark Agger Tange Map
DK00EY012 Denmark Løgstør Bredning, Livø, Feggesund og Skarrehage Map
DK00EY013 Denmark Østlige Vejler Map
DK00FX001 Denmark Ulvedybet og Nibe Bredning Map
DK00FX007 Denmark Lille Vildmose Map
DK00FX008 Denmark Kysten fra Aggersund til Bygholm Vejle Map
ES0000329 Spain Embalse de Valdecañas Map
FR5410100 France Marais poitevin Map
IE0000197 Ireland West of Ardara/Maas Road SAC Map
NL9802047 Netherlands Sneekermeergebied Map
NL9802048 Netherlands Witte en Zwarte Brekken Map
NL9802049 Netherlands Oudegaasterbrekken, Fluessen en omgeving Map
NL9803028 Netherlands IJsselmeer Map
SE0230067 Sweden Tåkern Map
SE0530028 Sweden Hullsjön Map
UK9001625 United Kingdom Moray and Nairn Coast Map
UK9002211 United Kingdom Loch of Strathbeg Map
UK9002221 United Kingdom Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Loch Map
UK9003191 United Kingdom Castle Loch, Lochmaben Map
UK9004031 United Kingdom Montrose Basin Map
UK9004051 United Kingdom Loch of Kinnordy Map
UK9004111 United Kingdom Loch Leven Map
UK9004121 United Kingdom Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary Map
UK9004131 United Kingdom Cameron Reservoir Map
UK9004231 United Kingdom Gladhouse Reservoir Map
UK9004241 United Kingdom Fala Flow Map
UK9004251 United Kingdom Westwater Map
UK9004281 United Kingdom Greenlaw Moor Map
UK9004291 United Kingdom Din Moss - Hoselaw Loch Map
UK9004401 United Kingdom South Tayside Goose Roosts Map
UK9004411 United Kingdom Firth of Forth Map
UK9005012 United Kingdom Upper Solway Flats and Marshes Map
UK9005081 United Kingdom Morecambe Bay Map
UK9005103 United Kingdom Ribble and Alt Estuaries Map
UK9005111 United Kingdom Martin Mere Map
UK9008021 United Kingdom The Wash Map
UK9009031 United Kingdom North Norfolk Coast Map
DE3453422 Germany Mittlere Oderniederung Map
DE3744421 Germany Nuthe-Nieplitz-Niederung 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
DE3145421 Germany Obere Havelniederung Map
DE4342452 Germany Elbaue und Teichgebiete bei Torgau Map
DE2416431 Germany Butjadingen Map
DE4340451 Germany Vereinigte Mulde Map
DE4752452 Germany Spreeniederung Malschwitz Map
DE4651451 Germany Doberschützer Wasser Map
DE4552451 Germany Biosphärenreservat Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft Map
DE4439452 Germany Agrarraum und Bergbaufolgelandschaft bei Delitzsch Map
DE2309431 Germany Ostfriesische Seemarsch zwischen Norden und Esens Map
DE4648452 Germany Teiche bei Zschorna Map
DE4753451 Germany Feldgebiete in der östlichen Oberlausitz Map
DE5145451 Germany Großhartmannsdorfer Großteich Map
ES1200006 Spain Ría de Villaviciosa Map
UK9020326 United Kingdom Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary 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

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ansar Piquicorto Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ganso-de-bico-curto Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Husa krátkozobá Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kleine Rietgans Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kurzschnabelgans German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lyhytnokkahanhi Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Oca zamperosee Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Oie à bec court French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pink-footed Goose English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Spetsbergsgås Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:01580 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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