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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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The overall population count of the Svalbard barnacle geese on the Solway this winter is slightly down on the census counts last winter.
Estimation of annual adult survival rates of barnacle geese Branta leucopsis using multiple resightings of marked individuals.
If there was a Childline for barnacle geese you'd be furiously dialling it at this point.
The British Isles are a favourite destination for many larger species of waterfowl, such as Bewicks and whooper swans, brent geese and barnacle geese, which flock .
5) True or False: Barnacle geese nest on cliffs in coastal Greenland.
Lack of competition between barnacle geese Branta leucopsis and pink-footed geese Anser brachyrhynchus during the pre-breeding period in Svalbard.
Researchers have studied barnacle geese, which are long-lived birds, the oldest in the study being 22 years old.
MORE than 300 barnacle geese endure a 2,000-mile migration from their breeding grounds in Greenland to Mid Wales each winter.
The birds are shown up-close in flight and interacting with other animals down below, from barnacle geese encountering herds of migrating reindeer, to pelicans plunging into hundreds of nurse sharks.
So, when I was invited to the Wildfowl And Wetlands Trust (WWT) reserve at Caerlaverock on the Solway Firth to watch another such spectacle of nature - the daily flights of some 30,000 barnacle geese between their night-time roost on the estuary to the fields where they graze by day - this time in the raw, I jumped at the chance.
The ospreys flew to Africa for winter, but visitors can still see whooper swans, Canada and barnacle geese, otters, kingfishers and peregrine falcons from Pont Croesor viewing site.