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Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis


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Barnacle Goose
credit: Audrey/CCSA

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Family: Anatidae, Ducks and Geese view all from this family

Dimensions Length: 25-28 in (63.5-71 cm)

Range Southeast, New England, Mid-Atlantic

Discussion Striking black, gray, and white goose. Adult has white face, black nape and neck, and whitish underparts; back is gray overall, but submarginal black feather margins create barred effect. Breeds in Greenland, usually winters in Europe, but occasionally turns up in northeast in winter; also widely kept in captivity and regularly escapes.