Swan Goose

Anas cygnoid Linnaeus, 1758 Anas cygnoides Linnaeus, 1758 Cycnopsis cygnoides Cygnopsis cygnoides

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The Swan Goose is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

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. More

The Chinese Swan Goose is the preferred goose for homeowners wanting a goose as an indoor pet. There are two varieties of the Chinese Swan Goose. There is brown and there is white . The white variety is by far the most popular. They have an orange beak with a pronounced bump at the base. This bump is more predominant in males than females. Their body is smooth and firm with a graceful neck. They also have strong legs. Their legs and feet are also orange. More

The Swan Goose is large and long-necked for its genus, wild birds being 81–94 cm long (the longest Anser goose) and weighing 2.8–3.5 kg or more (the second-heaviest Anser, after the Greylag Goose A. anser). The sexes are similar, although the male is larger, with a proportionally longer bill and neck; in fact the largest females are barely as large as the smalllest males. Typical measurements of the wing are 45–46 cm in males, 37. More

The swan goose is a large goose with a striking, bi-coloured neck. The back of the neck and crown are dark brown whilst the front is a light cream. The bill is black in colour, with a white band across the forehead separating it from the dark crown ... More

The Swan Goose is native to central Siberia and winters in China. It is notable for its long, swanlike beak and neck. The domestic Chinese Goose was developed from this species. A clutch consists of 5-10 eggs and is incubated for 28-30 days. More

The Swan Goose is a migratory bird that lives in East Asia. Their numbers have declined because people poach them. And because they have lost a safe living environment, they are now on the brink of extinction. Size & Weight (Adult) Total length: 87cm Wing span: 153cm Weight: 3. More

The swan goose is protected by law in Russia, Mongolia, South Korea and some Chinese provinces (2), and is also included on Appendix I of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) (3). The breeding and moulting sites of the swan goose in central and eastern Mongolia are located within protected areas (5). More

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The swan goose feeds almost exclusively on plants, including sedges. It often grazes on dry land. Farmers sometimes make use of the domesticated form of the bird for weeding their crops. They’ve also been raised for their eggs. The numbers of wild swan geese have declined rapidly in the past century. Threats include habitat loss from agricultural development, dam construction, and the grazing and cutting of marsh vegetation, as well as unsustainable levels of hunting. More

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Aspects of the topic swan goose are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * domesticated waterfowl (in anseriform (bird order): Importance to humans) ...anser) has been domesticated for at least 4,000 years; Egyptian frescoes of that age already show changes in shape from the natural form, and eight main varieties are now known. More

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Swan GooseTherefore, the study, based on the way banded Swan Geese move, shows that they remember the feeding area and return repeatedly and regularly. They carry out collective living as a tribal unit and look for food both on swamplands and on farmland. The Western DMZ is a great territory on which the Swan Geese can pass the winter and take a break while moving in and out of the zone. More

The swan goose is the largest goose species, reaching up to three feet in length. It displays a white throat and a dark brown crown extending along the back of the neck to the wings. The swan goose has a black bill and a chestnut-colored chest. - Range The swan goose can be found throughout southeastern Russia, Mongolia, China North Korea and South Korea. More

The Swan Goose was listed as endangered in the wild, the population declining due to habitat loss and excessive hunting, but new research has shown it to be not as rare as it was believed. Consequently, it was downlisted to vulnerable status in 2008. Domestication Though the majority of domestic geese are descended from the Greylag Goose, two breeds are direct descendants of the Swan Goose: the Chinese Goose and the African Goose. More

Swan Goose - Definition = Swan Goose Conservation status: Endangered image:swan.goose.arp.250pix. More

This is a picture of a Chinese Swan Goose standing on a rock in the shallow part of a pond. From all that I read the Chinese Swan Goose has a knob above the beak. Please feel free to correct me if I have him titled wrong.. More

The Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides) is a large goose found naturally in Mongolia and eastern Russia. Winters are mainly spent in south and east China where it is familiarly known as the Chinese Goose, where it has been domesticated for centuries. There are also introduced and feral populations of this species elsewhere. Males and females are mostly similar with the exception of size; males are slightly larger than females. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Anser
Species : cygnoides
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)