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Anser cygnoides (Swan Goose)

Wikipedia Abstract

The swan goose (Anser cygnoides) is a rare large goose with a natural breeding range in inland Mongolia, northernmost China, and southeastern Russia. It is migratory and winters mainly in central and eastern China. Vagrant birds are encountered in Japan and Korea (where it used to winter in numbers when it was more common), and more rarely in Kazakhstan, Laos, coastal Siberia, Taiwan, Thailand and Uzbekistan.This species has been domesticated.
View Wikipedia Record: Anser cygnoides

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
34
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.28172
EDGE Score: 2.57466

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  7.33 lbs (3.33 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  145 grams
Clutch Size [3]  6
Migration [4]  Intracontinental

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alashan Plateau semi-desert China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Amur meadow steppe China, Russia Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Bohai Sea saline meadow China Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas  
Central China loess plateau mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Korean deciduous forests Republic of Korea, Dem. People's Rep of Korea Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Changbai Mountains mixed forests China, Dem. People's Rep of Korea Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Changjiang Plain evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Da Hinggan-Dzhagdy Mountains conifer forests China, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Daba Mountains evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Daurian forest steppe China, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
East Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Eastern Gobi desert steppe China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Great Lakes Basin desert steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Huang He Plain mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Jian Nan subtropical evergreen forests China Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Khangai Mountains alpine meadow Mongolia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Khangai Mountains conifer forests Mongolia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Manchurian mixed forests Republic of Korea, Dem. People's Rep of Korea, China, Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland China, Mongolia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Nenjiang River grassland China Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Northeast China Plain deciduous forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Okhotsk-Manchurian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Ordos Plateau steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Qin Ling Mountains deciduous forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Sayan Alpine meadows and tundra Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sayan montane conifer forests Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
South China-Vietnam subtropical evergreen forests China, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Suiphun-Khanka meadows and forest meadows China, Russia Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Trans-Baikal Bald Mountain tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Trans-Baikal conifer forests Russia, Mongolia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Ussuri broadleaf and mixed forests Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Yellow Sea saline meadow China Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Daurskiy Biosphere Reserve 562659 Russia  
Grand Canyon National Park II 1210128 Arizona, United States
Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve 361480 Russia  
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik Ia 798640 Tuva, Russia
Yancheng Nature Reserve V 711488 China    

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Achit Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Airag Lake Mongolia A1, A4i, A4iii
Amrok River estuary North Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Aniva bay Russia (Asian) A1, A4i, A4iii  
Anqing wetlands (Caizi Hu, Wuchang Hu and other lakes) China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Argun' river Russia (Asian) A1, A3, A4i
Bacha Dao Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Beidagang Wetland Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Boon Tsagaan Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Buir Lake Mongolia A1, A4i, A4iii
Bulgan River Mongolia A1
Burgen River Valley China (mainland) A1, A3
Caimushan Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Chagan Hu Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4iii
Cheonsu Bay South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii  
Cherniy (Black) Irtysh Delta Kazakhstan A1, A4i
Chongchon River estuary (including Mundok Nature Reserve) North Korea A1, A4i
Chongdan field North Korea A1, A4i
Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Dabusu Hu China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Dal'dzi lake Russia (Asian) A1, A3, A4i
Dalai Nur Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Dali Nur Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Daqinggou Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Dashanzuizi China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Dashinchilen Bayan Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Delta of Orkhon and Selenge Rivers Mongolia A1, A4i
Dongting Hu wetlands China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Fenglin Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A3
Ganga Lakes Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Gaoyou Hu China (mainland) A1, A4i
Geum-gang river and estuary South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Gyeongpo-ho lake South Korea A1, A4i
Hala Hai China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Han-gang estuary South Korea A1, A4i
Heiyupao Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Huihe Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Hukou Wetland Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Huma He Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Huret China (mainland) A1
Huzhong Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A3
Jiangkou Niaozhou Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Jingpo Hu Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A3, A4i
Jiuduansha Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4iii
Junam reservoir South Korea A1, A4i
Kaifeng Liuyuankou Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Keluo He Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Khar Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Khar Us Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Khovsgol Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Khukh Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Kumya Bay North Korea A1, A4i
Lake Kwangpo North Korea A1, A4i
Lake Manpo and Lake Bonpo North Korea A1, A4i
Lake Samilpo North Korea A1, A4i  
Lake Tungjong and Lake Chonapo North Korea A1, A4i
Laodengshan Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Liangshui Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A3
Lianhuanhu Waterbird Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4iii
Longgan Hu Wetland Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Lower Tumen river Russia (Asian) A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Mangui China (mainland) A1, A3
Melmeg (Momege) Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Mengjin Huanghe Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Min Jiang Estuary China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Mongol Daguur Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Mudanfeng Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A3
Nakdong-gang estuary South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Nansihu Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4iii
Nanweng He Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Naoli He Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Nargyz Turkmenistan A1, A3, A4i
Nikolaya bay Russia (Asian) A1, A4iii
Niuxintaobao China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
North-east Sakhalin lagoons Russia (Asian) A1, A4i
Northern slope of Khamar-Daban mountains Russia (Asian) A1, A4iii
Nuomin-Bila He-Dayangshu China (mainland) A1
Ogii Lake Mongolia A1, A4i, A4iii
Onchon field North Korea A1, A4i
Ongjin Bay North Korea A1, A4i
Onon-Balj Mongolia A1, A4i
Orangchon River estuary North Korea A1, A4i
Orog Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Orqohan China (mainland) A1
Oruku-Shina Russia (Asian) A1, A3, A4i
Pangquangou Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A2, A3
Panmun field North Korea A1, A4i
Poyang Hu wetlands China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Qagan Nur China (mainland) A1
Qihulin He Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Qindeli Sturgeon Reserve China (mainland) A1
Qingdao-Rizhao coastal wetland and islands China (mainland) A1, A4iii
Qingtongxia reservoir and Yellow River wetlands in Zhongning and Zhongwei China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Qixing He Wetland Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Saihan Ul Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Sanjiang Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Sanmenxia Dam Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Schast'ya bay Russia (Asian) A1, A3, A4i  
Selenga delta Russia (Asian) A1, A4i, A4iii
Selengiin Tsagaan Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Shaobo Hu Lake Area China (mainland) A1, A4i
Shengjin Hu Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Shijiu Hu (Anhui) China (mainland) A1, A4i
Shishankou Reservoir China (mainland) A1, A4iii
Shuangtai (Shuangtaizi) Estuary and Inner Gulf of Liaodong China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Sihong Wetland of Hongze Hu China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Songhua Hu, Baishan Hu and Hongshi Hu China (mainland) A1, A4iii
Taedong River estuary North Korea A1, A4i
Tailai Dongfanghong China (mainland) A1, A4i
Tashgain Tavan Lakes Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Telmen Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Tere-Khol' lake Russia (Asian) A1, A4i, A4iii
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Teshigiin Olon Lakes Mongolia A1, A4i
Torey lakes (including Daursky Nature Reserve) Russia (Asian) A1, A4i, A4iii
Trekhozerki lakes Russia (Asian) A1, A4iii
Tsengeleg Lakes Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Tuanbowa Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Tumen River at Jingxin-Fangchuan China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Tumuji Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Tyk and Viakhtu bays Russia (Asian) A1, A4i
Udyl' lake Russia (Asian) A1, A3, A4i
Ul'banskiy bay Russia (Asian) A1, A4iii
Ulgai China (mainland) A1, A4iii
Ulukhkol' lake Russia (Asian) A1, A4i, A4iii
Ulungur Hu and Jili Hu (Fu Hai) China (mainland) A1, A3
Ulziitiin Sangiin Dalai Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Unryul Kumsanpo North Korea A1, A4i
Uureg Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Uvs Lake Mongolia A1, A4i, A4iii
Valleys of Khurkh-Khuiten Rivers Mongolia A1, A4i
Wafangdian Fuzhou Wan China (mainland) A1, A4i
Wuda Lianchi Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Xianghai Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Xilin Gol Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A3
Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Xunbiela He Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Yancheng Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Yangdali Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Yinchuan plain China (mainland) A1, A3
Yubei Huanghe Gudao Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i
Yueya Hu Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1
Yunfeng Reservoir China (mainland) A1, A4iii
Zavkhan River: Ereen Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Zhalong Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No

Prey / Diet

Potamogeton nodosus (longleaf pondweed)[5]
Vallisneria natans[5]

Predators

Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cloacotaenia megalops[6]
Fimbriaria fasciolaris[6]
Tschertkovilepis krabbei <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Akron Zoological Park
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoodomestic chinese
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Artis Zoo
Arundel Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Beale Park
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Bursa Zoo (Bursa Hayvanat Bahcesi)
Canolfan Llanelli Centre W&WTrust
Central Park Zoo
Chicago Zoological Parkdomestic
 domestic african grey-brown
 domestic chinese white
Cologne Zoo
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Fota Wildlife Park
Giza Zoological Gardendomestic chinese
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granbydomestic african
Great Plains Zoo
Hamilton Zoo
Inokashira Park Zoo
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Kaliningrad Zoo
Kharkiv Zoo
Kyiv Zoological Park
Leningrad Zoo - St. Petersburg
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Moscow Zoological Park
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
National Zoo & Aquariumdomestic chinese
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Noah's Ark Zoo Farmdomestic chinese
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Ogrod Zoobotaniczny Torun
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Parco Faunistico La Torbiera
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon
Pensthorpe Conservation Trust Limited
Ragunan Zoological Parkdomestic
Roosevelt Park Zoodomestic african
 domestic african grey-brown
 domestic chinese
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Saitama Children's Zoo
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunndomestic
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Francisco Zoological Gardensdomestic
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Sedgwick County Zoodomestic african
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
Tallinn Zoo
Tama Zoological Park
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbH
Tierwelt Herberstein
 domestic
Tilgate Nature Centre
Topeka Zoological Park
Trotter's World of Animalsdomestic chinese
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Washington Waterfowl Park W&WT
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wilhelma Zoo
 domestic
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
ZOOMARINE - Mundo Aquatico S.A.
Zoomarine Italia S.p.A.
ZooMontanadomestic

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1A comparative study of egg mass and clutch size in the Anseriformes, Jordi Figuerola and Andy J. Green, J Ornithol (2006) 147: 57–68 2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 4Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access