[SWAN GOOSE]

Status:  No accepted records.

Taxonomy: No subspecies recognized.

CommentsFive were taken by hunters on 8 Dec 1984 in Keith Co (Cortelyou 1985), and another individual was at Funk WPA, Phelps Co, 4 Apr 1999. These were certainly escaped or released birds, as there is no pattern of vagrancy of wild individuals of this declining species into North America from the Asian range (Wright 1985, Madge and Burn 1988).  Individuals of this species are also commonly kept in captivity (Wright 1985).

Abbreviations

WPA: Waterfowl Production Area (Federal)

Acknowledgement

Photograph (top) of a Swan Goose at Crystal Springs Park, Jefferson Co 18 Oct 2018 by Joel G. Jorgensen.

Literature Cited

Cortelyou, R.G. 1985. Three Species of Siberian geese seen in Nebraska (Editor’s comments). NBR 53: 3-5.

Madge, S., and H. Burn. 1988. Waterfowl; an identification guide to the ducks, geese, and swans of the world. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Wright, R. 1985. Re Swan Geese in Keith County. NBR 53: 67-68.

Recommended Citation

Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen.  2018.  Swan Goose (Anser sygnoides), Version 1.0. In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org


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