barnacle goose


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barnacle goose

n.
A waterfowl (Branta leucopsis) of northern Europe and Greenland that breeds in the Arctic and has a white face with a black streak between the eyes and bill.

[Earlier barnacle; see barnacle.]

barnacle goose

n
1. (Animals) a N European goose, Branta leucopsis, that has a black-and-white head and body and grey wings
2. (Animals) a former name for brent goose
[C13 bernekke, related to Late Latin bernaca, from the belief that the goose developed from a shellfish; ultimate origin obscure]

bar′nacle goose′


n.
a wild goose of Arctic regions, Branta leucopsis, that winters in N Europe.
[1760–70; earlier barnacle, Middle English bernacle; compare Middle French bernacle, earlier Middle English bernak, bernekke, Old French bernaque]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barnacle goose - European goose smaller than the brantbarnacle goose - European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
Branta, genus Branta - wild geese
Translations

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The PS60,000 barnacle goose management scheme, launched yesterday by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), will compensate producers for allowing the geese to graze undisturbed in protected areas of the islands, so they will cause less damage elsewhere.
Musician and sonic artist, Stuart Macpherson, is colaborating with filmmaker Emma Dove and sound recordist Pete Smith to offer a creative response to the spring migration of the Barnacle Goose from the wetlands of the Solway Firth to the Islands of Svalbard.
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.
| A juvenile Little Gull was a surprise addition to the Rhos seascape on Saturday; a single Barnacle Goose here, and seven more at RSPB Conwy, are probably part of the Cumbrian breeding population that stopped en route to the Dyfi estuary, where RSPB Ynys-hir reported the first birds in late August, earlier than usual.
Genetic and social inheritance of body an egg size in the barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis).
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Once they're netted, they can be banded or radio monitored, like a 30-year-old banded barnacle goose that arrived at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, one of Scott's network of refuges, in 2014.
Land in Amsterdam and enjoy the town, then head out and hunt in one of the best places in the world to shoot a barnacle goose, which is "a beautiful bird, vocal, roughly the size of a Ross's goose, vaguely similar to a brant ...
Barnacle goose: One of the most attractive of the goose species.
No, not those barnacle goose chicks preparing to leap from a 400ft clifftop in search of food and survival on David Attenborough's utterly wonderful BBC1 series Life Story.
Cameras follow flightless barnacle goose chicks as they strive to find food, leaping 400ft down a cliff from the ledge where they hatched.