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About the Pink-footed Goose

Also known as: Pink-footed Bean Goose

The Pink-footed Goose is a migratory species of goose that breeds in parts of Greenland, Iceland, and Norway. Pink-footed Geese are similar to Bean Geese, and were once even considered a subspecies of Bean Goose.

The global population of Pink-footed Goose has increased dramatically during the second half of the twentieth century, mainly due to extra protection applied in their wintering grounds.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 27 November 2011
Scientific Name Anser brachyrhynchus
  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Anser
  • A. brachyrhynchus
Birdorable Family Ducks & Geese
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
24 to 30 inches
53 to 67 inches
64 to 120 ounces
Range West Europe North Europe Arctic

International Names

  • husa krátkozobá (Czech)
  • Kortnæbbet Gås (Danish)
  • Kleine Rietgans (Dutch)
  • lyhytnokkahanhi (Finnish)
  • Oie à bec court (French)
  • Kurzschnabelgans (German)
  • Oca delle zampe rosse (Italian)
  • コザクラバシガン (kozakurabashigan) (Japanese)
  • Kortnebbgås (Norwegian)
  • gęś krótkodzioba (Polish)
  • Короткоклювый гуменник (Russian)
  • Ansar Piquicorto (Spanish)
  • Spetsbergsgås (Swedish)

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