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Satellite tracking of Bean Geese Anser fabalis fabalis and A. f. rossicus from spring staging areas in northern Sweden to breeding and moulting areas.

Nilsson, Leif LU ; de Jong, Adriaan; Heinicke, Thomas and Sjöberg, Kjell (2010) In Ornis Svecica 20. p.184-189
Abstract
In order to determine their breeding and moulting sites
we fitted eight Taiga Bean Geese Anser fabalis fabalis
and two Tundra Bean Geese A. f. rossicus with satellite
transmitters in 2007–2009 at their spring roosting sites
at Umeå and Luleå, Sweden. Nine of these transmitters
transferred GPS positions for 1–4 months. All positions
were N–ENE of the catching sites. The Tundra Bean
Geese migrated to Finnmark in Norway and neighbouring
parts of Finland. The Taiga Bean Geese migrated
to sites near Övre Soppero (Sweden) and Kautokeino
(Norway) in the west, through northern Finland, to Russian
Karelia. Three of five Taiga Bean Geese with active
transmitters flew to Novaya Zemlya to moult. Our... (More)
In order to determine their breeding and moulting sites
we fitted eight Taiga Bean Geese Anser fabalis fabalis
and two Tundra Bean Geese A. f. rossicus with satellite
transmitters in 2007–2009 at their spring roosting sites
at Umeå and Luleå, Sweden. Nine of these transmitters
transferred GPS positions for 1–4 months. All positions
were N–ENE of the catching sites. The Tundra Bean
Geese migrated to Finnmark in Norway and neighbouring
parts of Finland. The Taiga Bean Geese migrated
to sites near Övre Soppero (Sweden) and Kautokeino
(Norway) in the west, through northern Finland, to Russian
Karelia. Three of five Taiga Bean Geese with active
transmitters flew to Novaya Zemlya to moult. Our results
indicate that a significant proportion of the Taiga Bean
Geese that migrate along the coast of northern Sweden
in spring do not breed west of 20° E, and that many of
them moult on Novaya Zemlya. The Tundra Bean Geese
that pass through northern Sweden in spring belong to
the Finnmark population that breeds slightly north of the
Taiga Bean Geese. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In order to determine their breeding and moulting sites<br/>we fitted eight Taiga Bean Geese Anser fabalis fabalis<br/>and two Tundra Bean Geese A. f. rossicus with satellite<br/>transmitters in 2007–2009 at their spring roosting sites<br/>at Umeå and Luleå, Sweden. Nine of these transmitters<br/>transferred GPS positions for 1–4 months. All positions<br/>were N–ENE of the catching sites. The Tundra Bean<br/>Geese migrated to Finnmark in Norway and neighbouring<br/>parts of Finland. The Taiga Bean Geese migrated<br/>to sites near Övre Soppero (Sweden) and Kautokeino<br/>(Norway) in the west, through northern Finland, to Russian<br/>Karelia. Three of five Taiga Bean Geese with active<br/>transmitters flew to Novaya Zemlya to moult. Our results<br/>indicate that a significant proportion of the Taiga Bean<br/>Geese that migrate along the coast of northern Sweden<br/>in spring do not breed west of 20° E, and that many of<br/>them moult on Novaya Zemlya. The Tundra Bean Geese<br/>that pass through northern Sweden in spring belong to<br/>the Finnmark population that breeds slightly north of the<br/>Taiga Bean Geese.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Leif and de Jong, Adriaan and Heinicke, Thomas and Sjöberg, Kjell},
  issn         = {1102-6812},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {184--189},
  publisher    = {Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening},
  series       = {Ornis Svecica},
  title        = {Satellite tracking of Bean Geese <em>Anser fabalis fabalis</em> and <em>A. f. rossicus</em> from spring staging areas in northern Sweden to breeding and moulting areas.},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2010},
}