2561 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named for Anser brachyrhynchus, or pink-footed goose. {It belongs to the family of the Anatidae.} (M 33790; M 34089)

This species as well as many of those described in the citations that follow, are species whose presence

(8434) Columbianus in Europe is endangered. This bird is on the Dutch Blue List of endangered birds. It does not breed in the Netherlands, but stays there during the winter. Therefore it is of international importance for it to find feeding places there. The Netherlands is a very important feeding ground for many migratory birds. In particular the birds find food in the Wadden Sea and along the Dutch coast.

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