Barnacle Goose Bird Information
Barnacle Goose bird is a strikingly attractive ‘black’ goose; highly localized winter visitor, forming large flocks in favored areas. With back grey, barnacle goose has heavily barred black and white. The bird has a neck and breast black with a white face and a black crown. Underparts white. In flights, the bird shows grey wings with the black trailing edge. Small, black bill and black feet.
Status: Barnacle goose can be found in largest numbers in western Scotland and western Ireland, but has prospered under careful conservation and now occurs irregularly in small numbers at other, mainly coastal, sites.
Similar Species: Canada Goose and Brent Goose are much similar to Barnacle Goose.
Barnacle Goose Facts
|Size||58-69 cm (23-27 in)|
|Behavior||swims, walks, takes off and lands on water and ground|
|Flight||strong and powerful, direct|
|Voice||barking, puppy-like yaps with deeper growls|
Barnacle Goose Identification
|Upperparts||grey barred black and white|
|Tail||white with the black terminal band; short and square|
|Throat||black and white|
|Bill||black; small and duck-like|
|Legs||black; medium length|
Nesting and Breeding
|Nest||lined depression, ledges of cliffs|
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