Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Aves > Order Anseriformes > Family Anatidae > Genus Branta

Branta bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Anas Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BrantaScopoli, 1769accepted genus name

Species group names

Anas bernicla Linnaeus, 1758 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): ringgås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: knortegås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: rotgans sources: Jonsson, L. (1993). Vogels van Europa, Noord-Afrika en het Midden-Oosten [Birds of Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East]. Tirion: Baarn, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-187-6. 560 pp.
 English: barnacle goose; brant; Brant goose; Brent goose sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.8).
 English-United States: Brent Goose sources: Charles Hussey
 French: bernachle cravant sources: Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.
 Gaelic: cadhan sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Galician: Cadhan
 German: Ringelgans sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Δαχτυλιδόχηνα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Irish: Cadhan sources: Nash, Roisin (FaEu - Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (Ecoserve))
 Italian: oca colombaccio sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: paprastoji berniklė sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: ringgås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: ringgås sources: Syst. Nat. ed. 10 p. 124
 Norwegian Nynorsk: ringgås sources: Syst. Nat. ed. 10 p. 124
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): ringgås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: bernikla obrożna sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: черная казарка sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: grivasta gos sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: barnacla carinegra sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: prutgås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: yosun kazi; yosun kazı sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: гусак Брента; Казарка чорна; Чорна казарка sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: gwydd ddu

Literature

basis of record

Squires, H.J. 1990. Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 221. 532 p.

basis of record

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

basis of record

Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p.

basis of record

ITIS database

basis of record

Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p.

basis of record

Field Guide to Birds of North America 1983

basis of record

Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station.

basis of record

Peterson, R.T. and V.M. Peterson. 2002. A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. Fifth Edition. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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External Links

Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF

Citation

Adriaens, P. (2011). Branta bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159175

Drs Cees Roselaar. Branta bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=96485

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, brackish

Importance

EU Birds Directive:
Annex II/B 2009This species may be hunted under national legislation, as long as it does not jeopardise conservation efforts in their distribution area, and only in the Member States in respect of which they are indicated in the Directive, according to Annex II/B of the EU Bird Directive 2009/147/EC.
IUCN:
Red List status LC 2009This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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2011-04-08 by Drs Cees Roselaar & by Peter Adriaens

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