Brant (Branta bernnicla)

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Abstract

The Brant (called Brent Goose in Europe) is a small dark goose that occurs throughout much of the northern hemisphere. In contrast to other goose species, Brant are characterized by their extensive use of native coastal habitats outside the breeding season. Three to four subspecies are recognized (see Systematics), mainly on the basis of plumage characteristics. The two/three North American subspecies are further separated into four subpopulations based on genetics, location of breeding and wintering areas, and migration routes.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Organization Series
Title Brant (Branta bernnicla)
Issue 337
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Ornithologists' Union
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description HTML document
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title The Birds of North America Online
Other Geospatial Northern Canada, Alaska, West United States Coast, East United States Coast, West Coast of Mexico
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N