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Black Geese (Branta) Identification

Black Geese (Branta) photos

Black Geese belong to the Branta genus and include about six species including the Barnacle Goose, Brent Goose, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Hawaiian Goose, and Red-breasted Goose.

Black Geese (Branta) all have prominent areas of black in their plumage. Their legs and feet are black or dark grey, they have black beaks and large areas of black on their head and neck.

Click on the photographs to enlarge them or if you click on the name of the wildfowl then it will take you to another page with information, more photos, and sometimes a video.


Barnacle Goose

(Branta Leucopsis)
Photo: Dave Key

Brent Goose

(Branta Bernicla)
Photo: Dave Key

Cackling Goose

(Branta Hutchinsii)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Canada Goose

(Branta Canadensis)
Photo: Dave Key

Hawaiian Goose

(Branta Sandvicensis)
Photo: Dave Key

Red-breasted Goose

(Branta Ruficollis)
Photo: Dave Key

Barnacle Goose

(Branta Leucopsis)
Photo: Dave Key

Brent Goose

(Branta Bernicla)
Photo: Dave Key

Cackling Goose

(Branta Hutchinsii)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Canada Goose

(Branta Canadensis)
Photo: Dave Key

Hawaiian Goose

(Branta Sandvicensis)
Photo: Dave Key

Red-breasted Goose

(Branta Ruficollis)
Photo: Dave Key

Click on the photographs to enlarge them or if you click on the name of the wildfowl then it will take you to another page with information, more photos, and sometimes a video.




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