BRENT GOOSE
(Branta Bernicla)
Brazilian Teal            Bronze Winged Duck


Wader Shore - Slimbridge
The Brent Goose can be found in the Wader Shore, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)

Arctic Coast
Breeding Habitat - Arctic Coast
Arctic Russia, Siberia, Northern Greenland, Arctic Canada and North America.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters in Southern and Eastern England, Ireland, Northumberland and Northern europe.

Conservation Status


Size
550mm to 660mm (22" to 26")

Appearance - Drake
The head, upper breast and neck are Black with a White collar round the neck and a short Black bill. The body is dark Grey/Brown with White flanks and a White under tail on a Black tail. The legs and feet are Black.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male except slightly smaller.

Habitat
A coastal bird seen in tidal estuaries and slightly inland agricultural land.

Diet
Eel Grass, Seaweed, Sea Lettuce. Will also feed on Grass and Cereals further inland.

Breeding Time
June

Nest
Bowl shaped lined with grass and down in an elevated position.

Eggs
Quantity: 3 to 5.
Colour: Creamy White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl A - B
African Black Duck (Anas Sparsa)
African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus Auritus)
American Black Duck (Anas Rubripes)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Ruber)
American Wigeon (Anas Americana)
American Wood Duck (Aix Sponsa)
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Andinus)
Andean Goose (Chloephaga Melanoptera)
Argentinian Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Vittata)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna Tadornoides)
Australian Shoveler (Anas Rhynchotis)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta Jubata)
Baer's Pochard (Aythya Baeri)
Baikal Teal (Anas Formosa)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser Indicus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta Leucopsis)
Bewick's Swan (Cygnus Columbianus Bewickii)
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Black-Necked Swan (Cygnus Melancoryphus)
Black Swan (Cygnus Atratus)
Blue-Winged Goose (Cyanochen Cyanoptera)
Blue-Winged Teal (Anas Discors)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliensis)
Brent Goose (Branta Bernicla)
Bronze Winged Duck (Speculanas Specularis)
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BRENT GOOSE
Brazilian Teal            Bronze Winged Duck
Brent Goose
©Nigel Key Brent Goose (Slimbridge June 2009)

The Brent Goose, also known as the Brant Goose, is a member of the Branta genus.

There are three types of sub-species of Brent Goose, the Dark-bellied, the Pale-bellied and the Black Brent Goose.

The Brent Goose flies in loose flocks along the coast rather than tight skeins like Grey Geese.
   Hear the Brent Goose's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Brent Goose (Slimbridge November 2013) Brent Goose (Slimbridge November 2013) Brent Goose (Slimbridge November 2013)
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Brent Goose (Slimbridge June 2009) Brent Goose (Slimbridge March 2012) Brent Goose (Slimbridge March 2012)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/