Bean Goose

Scientific name: Anser fabalis
Mongolian name: Буурал Галуу
Order: Anseriformes
Bird family: Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans)
Conservation status: LC


Key information

Bean goose (Anser fabalis) is a goose that breeds in northern Europe and Asia. The bill is black at the base and tip, with an orange band across the middle; the legs and feet are also bright orange.

Length : 66–89 cm;

Wingspan: 140 to 174 cm (55–69 in)

Weight : male 2690–4060 g, female 2220–3470 g

Population : The overall trend is decreasing, although the west and central Siberian/north-east and south-west European population is reported to be stable.

Habitat: Breeds on lakes, pools and rivers on high lands especially in Taiga regions of Mongolia.

Diet: Mostly vegetarian; herbs, grasses and sedges; also berries during breeding season and grain (corn), beans, carrots and potatoes in winter.