Branta bernicla


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Synonyms for Branta bernicla

the best known variety of brant goose

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Seagrass (Zostera spp.) as food for brent geese (Branta bernicla): an overview.
El Ganso de collar del Pacifico (Branta bernicla nigricans Linnaeus 1758) se reproduce en la tundra alta del Artico occidental y migra hacia el sur para pasar el invierno por las costas del Pacifico; se ha reportado que alrededor del 74% de su poblacion (estimada en 136 200 aves), inverna en el noroeste de Mexico (Reed et al.
antillarum), black skimm er (Rynchops niger), piping plover (Charadrius melodus), and herring gull (Larus argentatus), as well as waterfowl, such as the Atlantic brant (Branta bernicla), black duck (Anas rubripes), mallard (A.
Brown hares (Lepus europaeus) are shown to facilitate grazing by Brent Geese (Branta bernicla) in a temperate salt marsh in the Netherlands by retarding vegetation succession for [greater than]25 yr.
Many islands and associated mudflats are used for feeding and resting by large numbers of migrating waterfowl, including recovering populations of Atlantic brant (Branta bernicla) and declining populations of black ducks (Anas rubripes).
In the black brant (Branta bernicla) and in an Arctic population of barnacle geese, structural body size is positively related to clutch size and production of young, respectively (Sedinger et al.
Pacific Black Brant (Branta bernicla nigricans), the main herbivores in our study, are similar to Cackling Canada Geese in size and foraging habits, and appear to exhibit the same selectivity for arrowgrass (C.
The barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis and Branta bernicla) migrates to the high arctic to breed.
Creating new foraging opportunities for dark-bellied brent Branta bernicla and barnicle geese Branta leucopsis in spring--insights from a large-scale experiment.
We observed during high tide eared grebes (juveniles, adults), snowy egrets (juveniles), brant goose (Branta bernicla, adults), marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa, adults) and snowy plovers (Charadrius alexandrines, adults) foraging in the wetland.
Species of geese that nest regularly on Baffin Island include Ross's Geese (Chen rossii), Brant (Branta bernicla), Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens), and Cackling Geese, all of which have shorter incubation periods and shorter fledging times than Canada Geese (Table 2).
Two races of brant inhabit North America: the Pacific or black brant (Branta bernicla nigricans) that winter along the Pacific Coast, and the Atlantic or light-bellied brant (Branta bernicla hrota) that winter on the Eastern Seaboard.
The species included in the analysis are the following: Anas acuta, Anser albifrons, Anser anser, Anser brachyrhynchus, Anas clypeata, Anas crecca, Anser erythropus, Anser fabalis, Aythya ferina, Aythya fuligula, Aythya marila, Aythya nyroca, Anas penelope, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas querquedula, Anas strepera, Branta bernicla, Bucephala clangula, Branta leucopsis, Branta ruficollis, Cygnus columbianus, Cygnus cygnus, Clangula hyemalis, Cygnus olor, Mergellus albellus, Marmaronetta angustirostris, Melanitta fusca, Mergus merganser, Melanitta nigra, Mergus serrator, Netta rufina, Oxyura leucocephala, Polysticta stelleri, Somateria mollissima, Tadorna ferruginea, Tadorna tadorna.
The primary foods of brant, Branta bernicla, a type of North American goose, have been known to be eelgrass, widgeon grass, Ruppia maritima, and sea lettuce.