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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7) Pink-footed goose -- -- Barnacle goose -- -- Taiga bean goose -- -- Tundra bean goose -- -- White-fronted goose -- -- Canada goose -- -- Hybrid -- -- All species 0/8 1/37 (2.
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.
Genetic and social inheritance of body and egg size in the Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis).
In The Strange One (1959) he connects the story of a lost barnacle goose with a tale of love between a white ornithologist and a Cree woman.
We have huge numbers of ducks and geese that spend the winter months with us here at Saltholme, some species, like the barnacle goose and the whooper swan, we only see in the winter.
The species chases down prey up to the size of a Barnacle Goose and is highly prized among both birdwatchers and falconers.
The Svalbard barnacle goose, which overwinters in the Solway Firth, saw numbers plummet to just 300 by the 1940s but the population recovered to some 30,000 today.
These observations are the first documented instances of a polar bear hunting for barnacle goose and glaucous gull and provide additional evidence of the use of terrestrial prey by polar bears during the season of minimal ice extent.
A barnacle goose, a white-front and a hybrid canadaxbarnacle, that did a more than passable imitation of a small race Canada goose, provided a diversion amongst the grey geese, most of which have now headed north to Icelandic nesting grounds.