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Black Brant

Branta nigricans (Lawrence, 1846)

The Black Brant or Pacific Brent Goose (Branta bernicla nigricans) is a subspecies of the Brant Goose that breeds in Alaska and winters in Baja California. There are an estimated 115,000 black brant in the world and about 14,000 are taken each year by hunters. Fox predation of eggs is thought to be significant and, in 2006, the U.S. began a 5-year fox removal program. The population has been as high as 200,000; in 1981, and as low as 100,000; in 1987.[1] Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Branta

Scientific:
  Branta nigricans

Citation:
  (Lawrence, 1846)

Reference:
  Ann.Lyc.Nat.Hist.N.Y. p.171 pl.12

Protonym:
  Anser nigricans

Avibase ID:
  8C09000A8C04C4C4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8C09000A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 714723

Geographic range:

  • Branta nigricans: breeds northeastern Siberia, western and northern Alaska, and northwestern Canada; winters from from Japan to Korea and northeastern China, and from Alaska to northwestern Mexico
English:
Black Brant
Catalan:
Oca de collar (nigricans)
Czech:
berneška tmavá (ssp. nigricans)
Danish:
Knortegås, Sortbuget (ssp. nigricans)
German:
Ringelgans (Pazifische)
Spanish:
Barnacla Carinegra (nigricans)
Spanish (Spain):
Barnacla carinegra (nigricans)
Finnish:
sepelhanhi (nigricans)
French:
Bernache du Pacifique
Hungarian:
Fekete örvös lúd
Icelandic:
Margæs (nigricans)
Italian:
Oca colombaccio di Lawrence
Japanese (romaji):
Koku-gan
Japanese:
コクガン (nigricans)
Lithuanian:
Paprastoji berniklė (nigricans)
Dutch:
Rotgans (Zwarte)
Norwegian:
ringgås (nigricans)
Polish:
bernikla obrożna (nigricans)
Portuguese:
Ganso-de-faces-negras
Russian:
Чёрная казарка (Американская)
Slovak:
bernikla čierna (skup.)
Serbian:
Grivasta guska (nigricans)
Swedish:
prutgås (nigricans)
Chinese:
黑雁(黑腹)
Chinese (Traditional):
黑雁(黑腹)


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black Brant ( Branta nigricans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans/orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans/orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans/orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans/orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans/orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans/orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans/orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Brant (Black) ( Branta bernicla nigricans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Branta bernicla nigricans [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Branta [bernicla, hrota or nigricans] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Asturian: Gansu caraprietu (nigricans)
Bulgarian: Черна гъска (ssp. nigricans)
Catalan: Oca de collar (nigricans)
Czech: berneška tmavá (ssp. nigricans)
Danish: Knortegås, Sortbuget (ssp. nigricans), Sortbuget Knortegås
German: Lawrence Ringelgans, Pazifische Ringelgans, Ringelgans (Pazifische), Schwarzbäuchige Ringelgans
Greek: Δαχτυλιδόχηνα (nigricans)
English: Black Brant, Brant (Black), Lawrence brant goose
English (United Kingdom): Brent Goose (Black)
English, HBW: Brent Goose (Black)
English (IOC): Brant Goose (Black)
English (United States): Brant (Black)
Spanish: Barnacla Carinegra (nigricans), Barnacla de Lawrence, Ganso de Collar (nigricans/orientalis)
Spanish (Spain): Barnacla carinegra (nigricans), Barnacla Carinegra (nigricans/orientalis)
Spanish (HBW): Brant (Black)
Spanish (Mexico): Ganso de Collar (nigricans), Ganso de Collar (nigricans/orientalis)
Estonian: kirde-mustlagle
Basque: Branta musubeltza (nigricans)
Persian: غاز گردن‌ سیاه (nigricans)
Finnish: sepelhanhi (nigricans)
French: Bernache cravant (noire), Bernache cravant [nigricans ou orientalis], Bernache cravant à ventre pâle, Bernache cravant de Lawrence, Bernache du Pacifique, Bernache noire
Irish: Cadhan dubh
Galician: Ganso de cara negra (nigricans)
Hungarian: Fekete örvös lúd
Icelandic: Margæs (nigricans)
Italian: Oca colombaccio di Lawrence
Japanese (romaji): Koku-gan, kokugan (nigricans/orientalis)
Japanese: コクガン (nigricans), コクガン (nigricans/orientalis)
Korean: 흑기러기 (nigricans)
Scientific: Anser nigricans, Branta bernicla nigricans, Branta bernicla nigricans/orientalis, Branta nigricans, Branta nigricans nigricans
Lithuanian: Paprastoji berniklė (nigricans)
Dutch: Rotgans (Zwarte), Zwarte Rotgans
Norwegian: Ringgås (nigricans), ringgås (nigricans/orientalis), Ringgås, underarten nigricans
Polish: bernikla czarna, bernikla obrożna (nigricans)
Portuguese: Ganso-de-faces-negras
Portuguese (Portugal): Ganso-negro
Russian: Американская казарка, Казарка американская, Казарка черная тихоокеанская, Тихоокеанская черная казарка, Чёрная казарка (Американская)
Slovak: bernikla čierna, bernikla čierna (skup.)
Slovenian: Grivasta gos (nigricans)
Serbian: Grivasta guska (nigricans)
Swedish: prutgås (nigricans), prutgås (nigricans/orientalis)
Turkish: kara karınlı yosun kazı, Kara-karınlı Yosun Kazı, Yosun Kazı (nigricans), Yosun Kazı (nigricans/orientalis)
Chinese: 黑雁(黑腹)
Chinese (Traditional): 黑雁(黑腹)

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