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Branta bernicla (Brent Goose; Brant Goose; Brant)

Synonyms: Anas bernicla
Language: French; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The brant, also known as the brent goose (Branta bernicla) is a species of goose of the genus Branta. The black brant is an American subspecies. The Brent System, a major oilfield, was named after the species.
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Infraspecies

Branta bernicla bernicla (Russian brant goose)
Branta bernicla hrota (Atlantic brant goose) (Attributes)
Branta bernicla nigricans (Lawrence's brant goose) (Attributes)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
19
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.25855
EDGE Score: 1.98218

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.564 lbs (1.163 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  44 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Arctic tundra, Arctic coastal
Wintering Geography [2]  Coastal U.S./Canada
Wintering Habitat [2]  Coastal marine, Rocky intertidal
Diet [3]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [3]  100 %
Forages - Ground [3]  60 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  40 %
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 years
Clutch Size [4]  4
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  400,000
Incubation [1]  24 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  29 years
Migration [5]  Intercontinental
Speed [6]  39.594 MPH (17.7 m/s)
Wing Span [6]  3.313 feet (1.01 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Japan Japan No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[8]
Homo sapiens (man)[8]
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[8]
Larus hyperboreus (Glaucous Gull)[8]
Stercorarius parasiticus (Parasitic Jaeger)[8]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America; Oceania;

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
6Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197
7del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
9Energy flow of a boreal intertidal ecosystem, the Sylt-Rømø Bight, Dan Baird, Harald Asmus, Ragnhild Asmus, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 279: 45–61, 2004
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License