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Does the Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) Follow the Green Wave Throughout its Entire Spring Migration?

Does the Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) Follow the Green Wave Throughout its Entire Spring Migration?

Hongbin Li1,2, Lei Fang1, 3 and Lei Cao1,2*

1State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
3School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui, China

*      Corresponding author: leicao@rcees.ac.cn

Fig. 1.

Stopover sites, breeding areas and wintering areas from 16 migration tracks of bean geese. Different colours indicate different stay duration.

Fig. 2.

The relationship between date of 50% GWI and observed arrival date at stopover sites during spring migration of Central Arctic (upper) and Anadyr (below) migration route. Different colors denote different regions.

Fig. 3.

Percentage of habitat use of tundra bean geese in three different spring staging regions of Anadyr geese (upper) and Central Arctic geese (below).

 

Fig. 4.

Time line of GWI, arrival date (red stars) at staging regions visited by spring migratory tundra bean geese Anser serrirostris en route to the breeding areas in Anadyr (n = 4) and the Central Eurasian Arctic (n = 12).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 54, Iss. 5, Pages 2003-2500

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