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The belongs to the family Anatidae under the order Anseriformes. The brent goose species are fully migratory birds.

Brent goose taxonomy

The family Anatidae represents the waterfowls belonging to the duck, goose and swan group. The family Anatidae was first introduced by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The type species of this family is 'Anas platyrhynchos', introduced by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The family Anatidae comprises seven subfamilies, including Anserinae. The subfamily Anserinae was first introduced by Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785 – 26 October 1840), an Irish zoologist, in the year 1825.

The subfamily Anserinae comprises three genera, viz., Cygnus, Anser and Branta. The genus Branta was first described by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (3 June 1723 – 8 May 1788), an Italian physician and naturalist, in the year 1769.

The goose genus Branta comprises six species, including Brent goose (Branta bernicla). The species Branta bernicla was first described by Carl Linnaeus in the year 1758.

The species Branta bernicla comprises four subspecies, viz., Branta bernicla bernicla, Branta bernicla nigricans, Branta bernicla orientalis and Branta bernicla hrota.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Branta bernicla
Species:B. bernicla
Genus:Branta
Subfamily:-
Family:Anatidae
Order:Anseriformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Brent goose - Branta bernicla
1.Brent goose - Branta bernicla
Image by Peter Massas


Branta bernicla
2.Brent goose - Branta bernicla
Image by Tim Bowman, USFWS

Branta bernicla
3.Brent goose - Branta bernicla
Image by Arpingstone

Branta bernicla
4.Brent goose - Branta bernicla
Image by Arnstein Rønning

Branta bernicla
5.Brent goose - Branta bernicla
Image by DickDaniels

Branta bernicla
6.Branta bernicla
Image by USFWS - Pacific Region

Branta bernicla
7.Brent goose - Branta bernicla
Image by USFWS - Pacific Region

Branta bernicla
8.Branta bernicla
Image by MPF

Branta bernicla
9.Branta bernicla
Image by Ian Kirk
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1.Brent goose image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Branta_bernicla_-Keyport,_New_Jersey,_USA-8.jpg (cropped)
Author: Peter Massas | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 1/10/19
2.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Tim Bowman, USFWS | License: Public domain as on 1/10/19
3.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Black.brant.slimbridge.march2007.arp.jpg (cropped)
Author: Arpingstone | License: Public domain as on 1/10/19
4.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Branta_bernicla_Lvk.jpg (cropped)
Author: Arnstein Rønning | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 1/10/19
5.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brant_(Branta_bernicla)_RWD4.jpg (cropped)
Author: DickDaniels | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 1/10/19
6.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Branta_bernicla_Puget_Sound_0.jpg (cropped)
Author: USFWS - Pacific Region | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/10/19
7.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Branta_bernicla_Puget_Sound_1.jpg (cropped)
Author: USFWS - Pacific Region | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/10/19
8.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Branta_bernicla_hrota_Tynemouth_Northumberland_3.jpg (cropped)
Author: MPF | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 1/10/19
9.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Ian Kirk | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/10/19
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