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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Estimation of annual adult survival rates of barnacle geese Branta leucopsis using multiple resightings of marked individuals.
Vigilance in relation to brood size and predator abundance in the barnacle goose Branta leucopsis.
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.
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.
Barnacle goose Branta leucopsis survey on Nordenskioldkysten, west Spitsbergen 1975-2007: Breeding in relation to carrying capacity and predator impact.
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.
1996) showed that SSD in body mass of Lesser Snow Geese Anser caerulescens was reduced in later hatched nests, although no such pattern is apparent in Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis (Larsson and Forslund 1991).
1997) found that although disturbance slightly increased the emigration rate of wintering marked barnacle geese Branta leucopsis, many individuals persisted in using heavily disturbed sites.