brent goose

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brent goose

(brɛnt)
n
(Animals) a small goose, Branta bernicla, that has a dark grey plumage and short neck and occurs in most northern coastal regions. Also called: brent or brant (esp US and Canadian)
[C16: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse brandgās sheldrake]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brent goose - small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southwardbrent goose - small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southward
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
Branta, genus Branta - wild geese
Branta bernicla, common brant goose - the best known variety of brant goose
Translations
barnacla carinegra
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A couple of Arctic Terns were very late visitors to Holyhead, while Pale-bellied Brent Goose numbers near 200 in Beddmanarch Bay.
Few will make it to North Wales, but a pale-bellied brent goose from Greenland was an early arrival at Foryd Bay.
Pale-bellied brent goose - the entire world population of this bird migrates to our region during the year