Brent Goose (Branta bernicla) - HBW 1, p. 584
French: Bernache cravant
Spanish: Barnacla Carinegra
Other common names: Brant Goose, Brant, Brent; Light-bellied/Atlantic Brent (hrota); Dark-bellied/Russian Brent (bernicla); Pacific Brent (orientalis); Black Brent (nigricans)
Taxonomy: Anas Bernicla Linnaeus, 1758, Europe.
Race orientalis included in nigricans by some. Race nigricans sometimes considered a full species. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- hrota (O. F. Müller, 1776) - N Canada, Greenland, Svalbard and Franz Josef Land.
- bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758) - NC Siberia.
- orientalis Tugarinov, 1941 - NE Siberia.
- nigricans (Lawrence, 1846) - extreme NE Siberia to NC Canada.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 68 videos
Several birds eating seaweeds on the water. Locality Kiritappu Cape, Akkeshi District, Hokkaido, Japan (ssp nigricans)
Josep del Hoyo 7 February 2010 3 years ago 25 sec 4.6
A bird laying on the ground, walking and foraging Locality Gaasterland, Friesland Province, Netherlands (ssp bernicla)
Peter van Dam 16 November 2007 6 years ago 31 sec 4.6
Several birds eating seaweeds on the sea shore. Locality Kiritappu Cape, Akkeshi District, Hokkaido, Japan (ssp nigricans)
Josep del Hoyo 7 February 2010 3 years ago 27 sec 4.5
A bird eating seaweeds on the sea shore. Locality Kiritappu Cape, Akkeshi District, Hokkaido, Japan (ssp nigricans)
Josep del Hoyo 7 February 2010 3 years ago 21 sec 4.4
A few birds feeding. Locality Holwerd Pier, Friesland Province, Netherlands (ssp bernicla)
Yoel Jimenez 20 December 2013 9 weeks ago 40 sec 4.3
A small group foraging on marine vegetation at low tide. Locality Ventura River Mouth, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp nigricans)
Don DesJardin 24 March 2013 49 weeks ago 27 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 55 photos
Adult in flight
Locality England, Great Britain (ssp bernicla)
maurizioravasini 24 January 2013 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
Locality Zeeland Province, Netherlands
Didier Collin 25 October 2010 18 weeks ago 4.3
A female incubating, flatening herself on the nest
Locality Pyasina Delta, Taymyr Peninsula, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (ssp branta)
Laurent Demongin 13 July 2008 5 years ago 4.2
Feeding on Zostera
Locality Zeeland Province, Netherlands (ssp bernicla)
Marco Valentini 18 November 2011 2 years ago 4.1
Adult on the left and first winter inmature on the right
Locality Île de Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France (ssp bernicla)
Luis Mario Arce 23 January 2014 5 weeks ago 4
Geese on the water
Locality Jamaica Bay, Long Island, New York, USA (United States)
Tomas Grim 4 May 2013 6 weeks ago 4
Birds calling while grazing Locality Pyasina Delta, Taymyr Peninsula, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia
Laurent Demongin 22 July 2008 4 years ago 4
A small flock flying overhead. Locality Terrington Marsh, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 29 January 2005 5 years ago 2