Brant Life History


Nest Placement

Nest Ground

Nesting Facts
Clutch Size:3-5 eggs
Number of Broods:1 brood
Egg Length:2.8-2.9 in (7.06-7.29 cm)
Egg Width:1.9-1.9 in (4.72-4.74 cm)
Incubation Period:23-24 days
Nestling Period:1 day
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Behavior Ground Forager

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Conservation Restricted Range

Brant are found across North America, Europe, and eastern Asia. Population trends are not known. They are not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List.

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Bellrose, F. C. (1976a). Ducks, geese and swans of North America. 2 ed. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books.

Lewis, T. L., D. H. Ward, James S. Sedinger, Austin Reed and D. V. Derksen. (2013). Brant (Branta bernicla), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

North American Bird Conservation Initiative. (2014). The State of the Birds 2014 Report. US Department of Interior, Washington, DC, USA.

Sibley, D. A. (2014). The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA.

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