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    Branta bernicla
    • ORDER: Anseriformes
    • FAMILY: Anatidae
    Basic Description

    An abundant small goose of the ocean shores, the Brant breeds in the high Arctic tundra and winters along both coasts. The Brant along the Atlantic have light gray bellies, while those off the Pacific Coast have black bellies and were at one time considered a separate species.

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    image of range map for BrantRange map provided by Birds of North AmericaExplore Maps
    Other Names
    • Barnacla Carinegra (Spanish)
    • Bernache cravant (French)
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