Barnacle Goose
Branta leucopsis

– medium-sized goose, considerably smaller than Greylag Goose
– diurnal migrant, but regularly nocturnal as well
– migrates in medium to large flocks in formation
– very vocal

Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis, 2CY (left), AD (centre)
BIF0025, 25/02/2011, Havelland, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF604_MPU_MG_0314_090214_barngoo-2_d_dollartniederung
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
BIF0604, 14/02/2009, Dollartniederung, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF605_MPU_PMA5396_110224_barngoo-1_gwfgoo-1-AD_d_havelland
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser a. albifrons
BIF0605, 24/02/2011, Havelland, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF606_MPU_I1Q6143_131111_barngoo-5_glgoo-2_d_north-sea
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Greylag Goose Anser a. anser
BIF0606, 11/11/2013, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF607_MPU_I1Q7111_140314_barngoo-8_d_havelland
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
BIF0607, 14/03/2014, Havelland, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF608_MPU_I1Q6156_131111_barngoo-13_d_north-sea
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
BIF0608, 11/11/2013, North Sea, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF609_MPU_MG_0374_090214_barngoo-FL_d_dollartniederung
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
BIF0609, 14/02/2009, Dollartniederung, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF610_MPU_I1Q6164_131111_barngoo-10_d_north-sea
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
BIF0610, 11/11/2013, North Sea, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF611_MPU_MPU2424_111016_barngoo-FL_d_north-sea
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
BIF0611, 16/10/2011, North Sea, Germany, Mathias Putze

Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
BIF1066, 11/11/2016, North Sea, Germany, Roland Neumann

Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis, calls in flight
BIF026, 26/12/2014, Gollwitz, Germany
Telinga parabolic reflector, Patrick Franke

Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis, 400, flight call, 1000m distance
BIF1529, 18/02/2017, Cuxhaven, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

comparison species:
Canada Goose
Brent Goose
Red-breasted Goose

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