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 77 videos
An adult 'Dark-bellied Brent Goose' feeding on a golf course Locality Dawlish Warren, Devon, England, Great Britain (ssp bernicla)
Greg Baker 5 March 2015 48 weeks ago 24 sec 4.6
One single bird Locality Nieuwpoort, West Flanders Province, Belgium
Pascal Vagner 23 November 2015 11 weeks ago 53 sec 4.5
First winter 'Dark-bellied' Brent Geese foraging on a golf course Locality Dawlish Warren, Devon, England, Great Britain (ssp bernicla)
Greg Baker 5 March 2015 48 weeks ago 20 sec 4.5
A bird laying on the ground, walking and foraging Locality Gaasterland, Friesland Province, Netherlands (ssp bernicla)
Peter van Dam 16 November 2007 7 years ago 31 sec 4.5
Several birds eating seaweeds on the water. Locality Kiritappu Cape, Akkeshi District, Hokkaido, Japan (ssp nigricans)
Josep del Hoyo 7 February 2010 5 years ago 25 sec 4.4
A bird eating seaweeds on the sea shore. Locality Kiritappu Cape, Akkeshi District, Hokkaido, Japan (ssp nigricans)
Josep del Hoyo 7 February 2010 5 years ago 21 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 80 photos
This 2cy+ Brent Goose was feeding together With 16 other Brent geese on a stuble field. Location Nærland.
Locality Naerland, Rogaland County, Norway (ssp bernicla)
Bjørn-Tore Rekve Seim 2 November 2015 13 weeks ago 4.7
Adult in flight
Locality England, Great Britain (ssp bernicla)
maurizioravasini 24 January 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Locality Zeeland Province, Netherlands
W.H.Schulenburg 31 December 2015 4 weeks ago 4.5
A flock of adults feeding on the sea shore
Locality Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, Great Britain (ssp hrota)
Andy Emmerson 8 April 2014 1 year ago 4.4
An adult eating Eel Grass
Locality Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 8 April 2015 42 weeks ago 4.3
Pazifische Ringelgans (Branta bernicla nigrcans)
Locality Germany (ssp nigricans)
Niele 1 year ago 4.3
Birds calling while grazing Locality Pyasina Delta, Taymyr Peninsula, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia
Laurent Demongin 22 July 2008 6 years ago 4
A small flock flying overhead. Locality Terrington Marsh, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 29 January 2005 6 years ago 2