Branta canadensis asiatica Aldrich, 1946:95

Bering Canada goose



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Branta hutchinsii asiatica Aldrich, 1946:95


Conservation Status


Last record: 1911 (collected); 7 February 1929 (sighting)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


There have been numerous post-1929 sightings, however none of these are widely accepted.



Bering Sea region


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Aldrich, John Warren. (1946). Speciation in the White-cheeked Geese. Wilson Bulletin 58(2): 94-103.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Branta canadensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 27 August 2013.

Delacour, J. and Scott, P. (1954-64). The Waterfowl of the World, 4 vols. London: Country Life.

Fuller, Errol. (2000). Extinct birds. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

King, W. B. (1981). Endangered Birds of the World: the ICBP "Bird Red Data Book. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press / International Council for Bird Preservation.

Palmer, R. S. (ed.) (1976). Handbook of North American Birds, 3 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Szabo JK, Khwaja N, Garnett ST, Butchart SHM. (2012). Global Patterns and Drivers of Avian Extinctions at the Species and Subspecies Level. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47080.

Todd, F. S. (1979). Waterfowl: Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World. London: Sea World Press.

Young, H. Glyn, Tonge, Simon J. and Hume, Julian Pender. (1996). Review of Holocene wildfowl extinctions. Wildfowl 47: 167-181.


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