Branta leucopsis

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Synonyms for Branta leucopsis

European goose smaller than the brant

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For most of the 20th century, Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) bred only on the islands of the High Arctic: on the northeastern coast of Greenland, on Spitsbergen and Vaygach Islands, and on the southern island of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago (Ptushenko, 1952; Cramp and Simmons, 1978; Ganter et al., 1999).
Body size, fitness and compatibility in Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis. Ibis 138:700-709.
We are surprised to find a wild goose nesting in a tree, for there are no trees in the arctic coasts where Branta bernicla and Branta leucopsis breed.
Distribution of barnacle geese Branta leucopsis in relation to food resources, distance to roosts, and the location of refuges.--Neth.
Environmentally induced morphological variation in the Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 4:619-636.
Creating new foraging opportunities for dark-bellied brent Branta bernicla and barnicle geese Branta leucopsis in spring--insights from a large-scale experiment.
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.
1995) studies documented a reduced survival of parents that increased their effort, whereas studies of Canada Geese and (Branta canadensis) and Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis (Lessells 1989, Tombre and Erikstad 1996) did not document such an effect.
However, both grain densities and hunting intensities in Denmark are comparable to the Norwegian situation, and inter-specific competition may be even more pronounced in Denmark with increasing numbers of greylag geese and barnacle geese Branta leucopsis overlapping in autumn distribution and habitat use (Madsen 2001; J.
A polar bear (Ursus maritimus) was observed stalking and chasing a flock of adult flightless barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) in a coastal bay in Hornsund, southwest Spitsbergen.
Barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) use the salt marsh in winter and early spring, whereas brent geese (Branta bernicla bernicla) are mainly present in April and May.
Outstanding exceptions are demographic studies of cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) after they colonized Florida in 1948 (Sprunt 1953; Bock and Lepthien 1976), and barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) after they colonized small islands in the Baltic in 1971 (Larsson et al.
Chick adoption as a management or experimental tool has been used in a wide variety of species including barnacle geese Branta leucopsis (Loonen et al.
Environmentally induced morphological variation in the Barnacle Goose, Branta leucopsis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 4:619-636.