Species: Branta leucopsis (Bechstein, 1803)

Scientific name Branta leucopsis (Bechstein, 1803)
English name barnacle goose
French name bernache nonnette
Dutch name brandgans
German name Weisswangengans

Illustrations and Birdsongs

Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

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Protection status and Red List
protected: 09.09.1981
protected: 21.10.1997
IUCN Red List: LC (ver. 3.1, 2009)

Flanders naturalization (2b)
Brussels naturalization (2b)
Wallonia naturalization (2b)
Habitat freshwater / terrestrial
Reference De Smet et al. 2006. Lijst van de Belgische vogels
Expert Anny Anselin

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