Brant Goose
aka Brent Goose

Branta bernicla

An Atlantic Brant gander

The Brant Goose breeds worldwide in the Arctic tundra. A very small bird, this dark little goose is often mistaken for a duck by those unfamiliar with waterfowl. These birds live mainly along seacoasts, grazing primarily on the sea grass Zostera. They do well in captivity if provided with a large expanse of water and good pasture for grazing.

A normal clutch consists of 4-5 eggs and takes 21 days to hatch.


Brant Links:

Paul Dye's page on Brant Geese

Jan's Ornamental Waterfowl


Another Atlantic Brant gander

Brant gander "swimming"

Two Atlantic Brant males looking at you

The Brant Flock at Lowry Park Zoo


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