Brant Goose

Branta bernicla - Bernache cravant

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Branta

  • Species
    :

    bernicla

Descriptor

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 66 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 110 à 120 cm.
  • Weight
    : 850 à 1770 g
Longevity

13 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Branta bernicla bernicla (widespread)
  • Branta bernicla nigricans (ne Siberia, Alaska, nw Canada)
  • Branta bernicla hrota (ne Canada, Greenland, Spitzbergen)

Foreign names

  • Bernache cravant,
  • Barnacla Carinegra,
  • Ganso-de-faces-pretas,
  • Ringelgans,
  • Örvös lúd,
  • Чёрная казарка,
  • 黑雁,
  • Rotgans,
  • Oca colombaccio,
  • Prutgås,
  • Ringgås,
  • bernikla obrożna,
  • bernikla tmavá,
  • berneška tmavá,
  • Knortegås,
  • sepelhanhi,
  • ,
  • コクガン,

Voice song and cries

Bernache cravant
adult

Habitat

Grassland : Tundra ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Pastureland

Geographic range

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