barnacle goose


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barnacle goose

1. a N European goose, Branta leucopsis, that has a black-and-white head and body and grey wings
2. a former name for brent goose
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Environmentally induced morphological variation in the Barnacle Goose, Branta leucopsis.
Ringed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in 2004, the bird summered in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) and was found in north west Spain, the farthest south a Barnacle Goose has ever been spotted.
The heart-shaped shell, or "capitulum", is a chalky-white in colour and has black lines, which were thought to resemble the head of the barnacle goose Branta leucopsis.
Godzilla the barnacle goose was on the marshes at Caerlaverock, near Dumfries, at 8pm on Wednesday.
Vigilance in relation to brood size and predator abundance in the Barnacle Goose, Branta leucopsis.