Brent Goose – Branta bernicla

Three sub-species of Brent Goose have been identified on the Camel Estuary these are;

Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Branta bernicla bernicla; breeds tundra Russia from Kolguev to Taymyr Peninsula.
Light-bellied Brent Goose, B. b. hrota; breeds arctic Canada east from Melville Island; north Greenland, Spitbergen and Franz Josef Land.
Black Brant, B. b. nigricans; breeds tundra Russia east from Taymyr; north Alaska and Canada east to about Perry River and west arctic islands.
©Camelbirder 2013

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