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The Brent Goose (Branta bernicla), also known as Brant Goose in North America, is of the family Anatidae which is in the genus Branta.
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There are three subspecies generally recognised:
- Dark-bellied Brent Goose (B. b. bernicla) or Dark-bellied Brant in North America
- Pale-bellied Brent Goose (B. b. hrota) or Atlantic Brant in North America
- Black Brant Goose (B. b. nigricans) or the Pacific Brant in North America
It has also been suggested by some that the so called Grey-bellied Brent Goose be recognised as a subspecies.
Patrick J.O'Keeffe / Raw Birds