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Common Name:Brant
Scientific Name:Branta bernicla
Family:Anatidae (Ducks,Geese,Swans)
Area:Winchester Bay, Oregon
Date:April 9, 2012

Brants are small geese that hug the coast, feeding in sheltered bays during the winter and return to nest in the Arctic tundra. In the Pacific Northwest we have the subspecies 'nigricans' or Black Brant.

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of America by Kaufman / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn & Alderfer