aka Brent Goose
An Atlantic Brant gander
The Brant Goose breeds worldwide in the Arctic tundra. A very small bird, this dark little goose is often mistaken for a duck by those unfamiliar with waterfowl. These birds live mainly along seacoasts, grazing primarily on the sea grass Zostera. They do well in captivity if provided with a large expanse of water and good pasture for grazing.
A normal clutch consists of 4-5 eggs and takes 21 days to hatch.
Paul Dye's page on Brant Geese
Jan's Ornamental Waterfowl
Another Atlantic Brant gander
Brant gander "swimming"
Two Atlantic Brant males looking at you
The Brant Flock at Lowry Park Zoo
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