Branta

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See also: branta

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Old Norse brandgás (literally burned [black] goose), probably via English brant.

Proper noun[edit]

Branta f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Anatidae – black geese, found throughout North America and in northern coastal regions of Eurasia.

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References[edit]

  • Jobling, James A (2010) The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names, Christopher Helm, London ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4 page 77
  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276