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Black Brant or Pacific Brent Goose

Branta bernicla nigricans


This lone Black Brant or Pacific Brent Goose was seen feeding with a large group of Canada geese in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Oregon.

3 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 9 years ago
Pacific Brant
Branta bernicla nigricans Black brant
Atul 9 years ago
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis Canada Goose
Atul 9 years ago
Brent Goose
Branta bernicla

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Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Great picture!

jason.dzurisin 9 years ago

@Atul Same spotting. Look closely at the second shot and you will see the bird in question (Pacific Brant).


Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice birds,

Atul 9 years ago

these should be put as two separate spottings
the 1st pic is a brant goose and the 2nd is canada goose!

Atul 9 years ago

nice pictures! you have a fabulous collection of pics ,my complements.!

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Dec 27, 2011
Submitted on Jan 12, 2012

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