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About Brant Goose
This is a sea goose that forages largely on marine grasses. The Brant is known as the Brent Goose in Great Britain.

This bird is a smallish, short-billed, short-necked, stocky one. Bill and legs are black. The adult shows a black head, neck and breast; a fish bone pattern white neck collar varies in extent geographically. The upperparts are solid brown, contrasting with a white rump and vent and dark tail. Underparts variable depending on race, varying from pale brown to blackish brown with contrasting white flanks.

Of this bird, there are 3 named subspecies. The dark-bellied Brant breeds in central and western Europe Artic and winters in western Europe. The pale-bellied Brant breeds in central and western Russian Arctic and winters in Atlantic coast of the U.S., England and Ireland. The nigricans Black Brant breeds from eastern Russia through western Arctic and beyond.

The call of this bird a quavering crrrr-oonkkk.

The Brant Goose will find a mate around the age of 3 years old. They mate for life. They return to the same nesting area every year.


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Brant Goose
What class is this animal assigned to?

Aves
What does this animal eat?

Eel grass, seaweed, grass, worms, insects, moss
Where did this animal live? Great Britain
 
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