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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To be eligible, agricultural land must lie within an area of high barnacle goose use, be permanent or rotational grassland, and be in a suitable condition to attract the geese.
Key words: Baltic Sea; Barnacle Goose; Branta leucopsis-, wildfowl; geese; breeding; population growth; expansion; population size; distribution; landscape; habitat
Subordinates explore but dominants profit: resource competition in high Arctic barnacle goose flocks.
And Life Story tells some remarkable tales, not least that of flightless barnacle goose chicks who face their greatest challenge at the very start of their lives.
Of the 19 bird species studied, the biggest population increase was the numbers of the Svalbard breeding population of the barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis).
FORMS taken from nature are mimicked in interiors -- the bicuspid forms of the Barnacle Goose translate brilliantly into sculptural textiles for the home.
This is similar to a different research group's observations of polar bears eating Barnacle Goose eggs on Svalbard, an island near Norway," he added.
A barnacle goose was with them, but there was no sign of the small race Canada goose from Downholland.
During the Middle Ages, many believed that the barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis) was produced by gooseneck barnacles.
The natural colonization of the Baltic area, which began with one breeding pair of barnacle geese in 1971, was most probably initiated by birds originating from the Arctic Russian barnacle goose population (Larsson et at.
The poem, after hinting that the bird is a greedy goose, goes on to say that it hung by the beak from the parent trunk: in other words it is a barnacle goose.
Age related reproductive success in the Barnacle Goose. Journal of Animal Ecology 61:195-204.