Black Brant or Pacific Brent Goose

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Black Brant or Pacific Brent Goose, Branta bernicla nigricans


Black Brant GooseThe Black Brant or Pacific Brent Goose, Branta bernicla nigricans, is a sub-species of the Brent Goose.


Distribution

These geese breed in Alaska and winter in Baja California.


Population Status and Conservation

There are an estimated 115,000 black brant in the world and about 14,000 are taken each year by hunters.

Fox predation of eggs is thought to be significant and, in 2006, the U.S. began a 5-year fox removal program. The population has been as high as 200,000; in 1981. In 1987, it was as low as 100,000.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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