Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) - HBW 1, p. 581

French: Oie des moissons German: Saatgans Spanish: Ansar Campestre

Taxonomy: Anas Fabalis Latham, 1787, Great Britain.
Forms superspecies with A. brachyrhynchus, which has been considered race of present species. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • fabalis (Latham, 1787) - taiga from Scandinavia E to Ural Mts.
  • johanseni Delacour, 1951 - taiga and wooded tundra from Ural Mts to L Baikal.
  • middendorffii Severtsov, 1873 - taiga of E Siberia, E of L Baikal.

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  • fabalis (Latham, 1787) - taiga from Scandinavia E to Ural Mts.
  • johanseni Delacour, 1951 - taiga and wooded tundra from Ural Mts to L Baikal.
  • middendorffii Severtsov, 1873 - taiga of E Siberia, E of L Baikal.
  • rossicus Buturlin, 1933 - tundra of N Russia and NW Siberia, from Kanin to Taymyr Peninsulas.
  • serrirostris Swinhoe, 1871 - tundra of NE Siberia, from Lena Delta to Anadyrland.