Brant Branta bernicla
- Length: 17 inches Wingspan: 48 inches
- Sexes similar
- Small coastal goose
- Black head, neck, and breast
- White patch on neck
- Black bill, legs, and feet
- White upper and undertail coverts, rump, and dark tail
- Very dark wings
- Very dark back
- Blackish belly
- Some white on flanks
- Dark back
- Pale belly and flanks
Other dark geese have white face patches.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds
of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Above information used courtesy of
United States Geological Survey.