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

Branta leucopsis (Bechstein, 1803)

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 leucopsis Bechstein, 1803 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): hvitkinngås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: bramgås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: brandgans
 English: Balnacle Goose sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Balnacle Goose; Barnacle Goose sources: Charles Hussey
 French: bernache nonnette 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: gé ghiúrainn sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Galician: Gé ghiúrainn
 German: Weißwangengans sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Irish: Gé ghiúrainn sources: Nash, Roisin (FaEu - Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (Ecoserve))
 Italian: oca facciabianca sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: baltaskruostė berniklė sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: hvitkinngås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: hvitkinngås sources: Orn. Tasch. Deutschland 2 p. 424
 Norwegian Nynorsk: kvitkinngås sources: Orn. Tasch. Deutschland 2 p. 424
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): kvitkinngås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: bernikla białolica sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: белощёкая казарка sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: belolična gos sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: barnacla cariblanca sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: vitkindad gås sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: akyanakli kaz; akyanaklı kaz sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Казарка білощок; Казарка білощока sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: gwydd wyran

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

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.

Genbank

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External Links

Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF

Citation

Adriaens, P. (2011). Branta leucopsis (Bechstein, 1803). 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:159177

Drs Cees Roselaar. Branta leucopsis (Bechstein, 1803). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=96483

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


not marine, fresh

Importance

EU Birds Directive:
Annex I 2009This species is the subject of special conservation measures concerning their habitat in order to ensure their survival and reproduction in their area of distribution, according to Annex I 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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2011-04-27 by Drs Cees Roselaar & by Peter Adriaens

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