Barnacle Goose

Branta leucopsis

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

BARG

Code 6

BRALEU

ITIS

HEAD

Barnacle Goose Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Black-brown
  • Head pattern: Masked, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White and black.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Barnacle Goose Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 58-71 cm (23-28 in)
  • Weight: 1768 g (62.4 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black, Gray
  • Underparts: White and gray.
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray with black and white bars.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Barnacle Goose Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong direct flight with steady wing beats. Flies in V formation.
  • Wingspan Range: 132-142 cm (52-56 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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