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Related to Branta: barnacle goose, Branta canadensis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Branta - wild geeseBranta - wild geese        
bird genus - a genus of birds
Anatidae, family Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
brant, brant goose, brent, brent goose - small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southward
Branta canadensis, Canada goose, Canadian goose, honker - common greyish-brown wild goose of North America with a loud, trumpeting call
barnacle goose, Branta leucopsis, barnacle - European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north
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(1,2) Reference values for cardiac width have been reported for several avian species, including psittacine birds, (3-3) falconiform species, (6-9) screech owls (Otus asio), and Canada geese (Branta canadensis).
The occurrence and performance of leucistic barnacle geese Branta leucopsis.
Young footballers of this age have all the prerequisites for further development of higher levels of co-ordination (Branta, Haubenstricker&Seefeldt, 1984; Ford et al., 2010).
Until the end of the 1980s, the Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) was an extremely rare migrating species in the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland, but in recent years it has become one of the mass migrants there.
Yn y gaeaf, fe fydd tua tair mil o wyddau duon (Branta bernicla; Brent goose) yn cyrraedd ac yn bwyta gwellt y gamlas (Zostera marina: Eel grass) sy'n tyfu yma.
Foraging behaviour and site selection of barnacle geese Branta leucopsis in a traditional and newly colonized spring staging habitat.--Ardea 79: 349-358.
In previous studies, numerous avian species like European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), house sparrows (Passer domesticus), feral pigeons (Columba livia), red- winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), common grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), brown headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater), American kestrels (Falco sparverius), Canada geese (Branta canadensis), mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), cedar waxwings (Bomby cillacedrorum) and yellow-headed blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) also showed the similar results and suppress the depredations when seeds treated with anthraquinone and methylanthranilate were provided to the birds (Cummings et al., 1998).
America, the Pacific or black brant (Branta bernicla nigricans) found along the Pacific Coast, and the American or light-bellied brant (Branta bernicla hrota) found on the Eastern Seaboard.
The waterfowl included American black duck (Anas rubripes), Canada goose (Branta canadensis), mallard (Anas pkityhynchos), and wood duck (Aix sponsa).
We observed during high tide eared grebes (juveniles, adults), snowy egrets (juveniles), brant goose (Branta bernicla, adults), marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa, adults) and snowy plovers (Charadrius alexandrines, adults) foraging in the wetland.
Preliminary results show that a putative source of fecal contamination, resident Canada geese (Branta canadensis), can be distinguished apart from human contamination based on antibiotic resistance pattern disparities.