Barnacle Goose

Barnacle Goose


Literature Barnacle Goose
[order] Anseriformes |

Barnacle Goose determination[order] Anseriformes | [family] Anatidae | [latin] Branta leucopsis | [UK] Barnacle Goose | [FR] Bernache nonnette | [DE] Nonnengans | [ES] Barnacla de Cara Blanca | [IT] Oca dalla faccia bianca | [NL] Brandgans


Heart rate and the rate of oxygen consumption of flying and walking barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) and bar-headed geese (Anser indicus)
Author(s): S. Ward1 C. M. Bishop, A. J. Woakes and P. J. Butler
Abstract: We tested the hypotheses that the relationship between heart rate (fH) and the rate of oxygen consumption (V . O,) differs between walking and flying in geese and that fH and O, have a U-shaped relationship with flight speed. We trained barnacle gees..[more]..
Source: The Journal of Experimental Biology 205, 3347-3356 (2002) V .
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Spring stopover routines in Russian Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis tracked by resightings and geolocation
Author(s): Eichhorn G., Afanasyev V., Drent R.H. & van der Jeugd H.P
Abstract: By attaching 9-g loggers (recording dusk and dawn times to a memory chip) to the coded leg rings of Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis caught in a breeding colony at Tobseda (68°35’N, 52°20’E) on the arctic coast of the Russian Federation in 2003 and by..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 94 (3): 667-678
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Surfing on a green wave-how plant growth drives spring migration in the Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Author(s): van der Graaf A.J., Stahl J. et al
Abstract: The nutritional quality of forage plants varies in space and time. This variation is presumed to drive the annual migration of herbivore species which follow peaks in the availability of high quality forage between sites. The green-wave-hypothesis pr..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 94 (3): 567-577.
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Travels and traditions: long-distance dispersal in the Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis based on individual case histories
Author(s): van der Jeugd H.P. & Litvin K.Y
Abstract: Long-distance dispersal can have far-reaching consequences for the amount of gene flow between populations. However, individuals usually disperse to places well outside the study area, which makes long-distance dispersal hard to study. In this study,..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 94 (3): 421-432.
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The flight energetics of barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) under
wild and captive conditions

Author(s): C. M. Bishop, S. Ward, A. J. Woakes, P. J. Butler
Abstract: Experimental data on the relationship between mean heart rate (fH) and mean rate of oxygen consumption (VO2) of
captive barnacle geese during flights in a wind tunnel are reviewed in terms of their capacity to predict the mean VO2 of wild
barnacle ..[more]..
Source: Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(Supplement): 627-632, 2006
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Foraging behavior and site selection of Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis in a traditional and newly colonized spring staging habitat
Author(s): Black J.M., Deerenberg C. & Owen M.
Abstract: For three weeks in May the Svalbard Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis stop to feed on the archipelagos of the Helgeland district, up to 50 km out to sea off western Norway. However, since 1980 an increasing part of the population has moved to a newly e..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 79 (2): 349-358.
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A note on migration ecology, population status and interactions with agriculture of Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis in Estonia.
Author(s): Leito A.
Abstract: The first all-Estonian count of Barnacle Geese
Branta leucopsis took place in spring 1968, when
about 10 000 staging geese were counted (Kumari
1971). In the first half of the 1970s the number of
geese was estimated at 15 000-20 000 (Jagi 1976).
Source: ARDEA 79 (2): 347-348.
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Estimation of annual adult survival rates of Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis using multiple resightings of marked individuals.
Author(s): Ebbinge B.S., Van Biezen J.B. & Van der Voet H.
Abstract: Accuracy and feasibility of three different methods to estimate adult annual survival rates in a migratory population of Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis are examined. Estimates from resightings of birds marked with coloured leg-rings prve to be the m..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 79 (1): 73-112.
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Site tenacity and mobility of staging Barnacle Geese
Author(s): Ganter B.
Abstract: The within season site tenacity of staging Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis was investigated using two years of observations of individually colour ringed birds in Schleswig Holstein/Germany. Arrays of observations of individual geese show that some b..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 82 (2): 231-240
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Variation in growth of young and adult size in Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis: Evidence for density dependence
Author(s): Loonen M.J.J.E., Oosterbeek K. & Drent R.H.
Abstract: A colony of Svalbard Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis was studied near Ny Alesund, Spitsbergen. Breeding started in 1980 and the colony size followed a sigmoidal curve with little increase in numbers in the period 1992-1995. Over the period 1991-1995 ..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 85 (2): 177-192
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Breeding range translates into staging site choice: Baltic and Arctic Barnacle geese Branta leucopsis use different habitats at a Dutch Wadden Sea Island.
Author(s): Van Der Jeugd H.P., Olthoff M.P. & Stahl J
Abstract: Habitat use of two populations of Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis, one arctic and one temperate breeding, was studied on Schiermonnikoog, an island in the Dutch Wadden Sea, during winter and spring 1988/89. Although both populations have overlapping ..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 89 (2): 253-265.
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The importance of pre-breeding areas for the arctic Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Author(s): Hübner C.E.
Abstract: Before the final move to their breeding sites, many arctic-nesting geese visit staging areas close by, so called pre-breeding areas. The present study investigated the timing of migration by Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis in relation to the dynamics..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 94 (3): 701-713
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All of Anatidae

  1. American Wigeon
  2. Anas americana
  1. Bar-headed Goose
  2. Anser indicus
  1. Barnacle Goose
  2. Branta leucopsis
  1. Barrows Goldeneye
  2. Bucephala islandica
  1. Bean Goose
  2. Anser fabalis
  1. Blue-winged Teal
  2. Anas discors
  1. Brent Goose
  2. Branta bernicla
  1. Canada goose
  2. Branta canadensis
  1. Canvasback
  2. Aythya valisineria
  1. Common Scoter
  2. Melanitta nigra
  1. Egyptian Goose
  2. Alopochen aegyptiacus
  1. Eider
  2. Somateria mollissima
  1. Garganey
  2. Anas querquedula
  1. Goldeneye
  2. Bucephala clangula
  1. Greater Scaup
  2. Aythya marila
  1. Greater White-fronted Goose
  2. Anser albifrons
  1. Greylag Goose
  2. Anser anser
  1. Hooded Merganser
  2. Lophodytes cucullatus
  1. Lesser White-fronted Goose
  2. Anser erythropus
  1. Light-bellied Brent Goose
  2. Branta bernicla hrota
  1. Mallard
  2. Anas platyrhynchos
  1. Marbled Duck
  2. Marmaronetta angustirostris
  1. Merganser
  2. Mergus merganser
  1. Mute Swan
  2. Cygnus olor
  1. Northern Pintail
  2. Anas acuta
  1. Northern Shoveler
  2. Anas clypeata
  1. Pink-footed Goose
  2. Anser brachyrhynchus
  1. Pochard
  2. Aythya ferina
  1. Redhead
  2. Aythya americana
  1. Ruddy Duck
  2. Oxyura jamaicensis
  1. Shelduck
  2. Tadorna tadorna
  1. Snow Goose
  2. Anser caerulescens
  1. Stellers Eider
  2. Polysticta stelleri
  1. Surf Scoter
  2. Melanitta perspicillata
  1. Teal
  2. Anas crecca
  1. Tufted Duck
  2. Aythya fuligula
  1. Whistling Swan
  2. Cygnus columbianus
  1. White-headed Duck
  2. Oxyura leucocephala
  1. Wigeon
  2. Anas penelope
  1. Wood Duck
  2. Aix sponsa
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