Brant Identification

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Adult Description

  • Medium to small goose.
  • Black head, neck, and chest.
  • White, partly broken collar.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but without white collar and with white scaling on back.
Relative Size

Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger
Measurements
  • Male
    • Length: 23.3-24.5 in (59.2-62.2 cm)
    • Weight: 41.1-61.3 oz (1165-1737 g)
    • Wingspan: 41.3-42.5 in (105-108 cm)
  • Female
    • Length: 22.2-23.0 in (56.3-58.4 cm)
    • Weight: 36.2-58.1 oz (1025-1648 g)