Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser fabalis Common name Bean Goose
Population name johanseni, West & Central Siberia/Turkmenistan to W China
Breeding range West Siberia Non-breeding range SE-Kazakhstan, E Kyrgyzstan, NW China (Xinjiang)
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes Johanseni was considered no longer valid in WPE4 based on Burgers et al. (1991 Ardea 79: 307–316) , Sangster and Oreel (1996 Dutch Birding 18: 310-316) and Heinicke (2008 Casarca 11: 53-75 and 2009 Wildfowl 59: 77–99) all questioned the validity of subspecies johanseni and Ruokonen and Aarvak (2011 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 554–562) found no support for its existence using mDNA analysis. Besides the genetic basis, there is also strong morphological and ecological evidence that Bean Geese breeding in western Siberian taiga belong to subspecies fabalis (e.g. Burgers et al. 1991, Mooij and Zöckler 1999 Casarca 5: 103–120, Heinicke 2009). Instead a separate population of fabalis considered to winter in Central Asia and this view is adopted in the AEWA SSAP for Taiga Bean Goose. However. A. f. johanseni is still recognised by the HBW/BirdLife International, the taxonomic reference of AEWA, and other global authorities such as Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions), Howard and Moore 4th edition and IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 5,000 5,000 [S3944] [R309]
WPE 5 2004 2004 1,000 5,000 Expert opinion [S7763] [R309]
CSR 4 2004 2004 5,000 5,000 Expert opinion [R309]
CSR 5 2004 2004 5,000 5,000 Expert opinion [R309]
CSR 6 2004 2004 1,000 5,000 Expert opinion [S8270] [R309]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1994 2004 DEC? [R309]
WPE 5 2000 2010 DEC Poor [R866]
CSR 4 2004 2004 DEC? No idea
CSR 5 2000 2010 DEC? Poor [R866]
CSR 6 2000 2010 DEC Poor [R866]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 50
WPE 5 2012 20
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R309 - Heinicke, T., and Steudtner, J., 2005. Notes on wintering Bean Geese Anser fabalis in Kyrgyzstan. Presentation at 3rd International Symposium on waterfowl of Northern Eurasia, St Petersburg, Russia, October 2005.
  • R866 - Fox, A.D., Ebbinge, B.S., Mitchell, C., Heinicke, T., Aarvak, T., Colhoun, K., Clausen, P., Dereliev, S., Faragao, S., Koffijberg, K., Kruckenberg, H., Loonen, M.J.J.E., Madsen, J., Mooij, J., Musil, P., Nilsson, L., Pihl, S., and Van der Jeugd, H. 2010. Current estimates of goose population sizes in estern Europe, a gap analysis and an assessment of trends. Ornis Svecica 20: 115-127

Notes

  • S3944 - 312 describes a small, geographically isolated wintering population and casts doubt on the validity of johanseni which was previously considered to be the form wintering in this area.
  • S7763 - Practically disappeared as winter visitor in Kyrgyzstan, no large numbers reported since mid 2000s.
  • S8270 - Practically disappeared as winter visitor in Kyrgyzstan, no large numbers reported since mid 2000s.



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