Slightly smaller (L 70 cm) than Greylag Goose (Anser anser), dark plumage and orange-yellow, slightly longer and heavier bill than nominal species. Breeds by open areas on tundra, nearby lakes, marshes and rivers, along seashores or inland. Winters also in open areas, crop fields or marshes. Feeds only on terrestrial plants. Migrant.
Disturbance at wintering sites and unfavourable climatic conditions are the main threats for the subspecies during winter period.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : 30,000 birds
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