Barnacle Goose (Branta Leucopsis)

Compared to the Canada goose, the barnacle goose is smaller, has a white forehead and a black chest. The feathers are mostly grey. They breed in Greenland and northern Eurasia. Wintering in northern Europe, the British Isles and sometimes in Flanders. Some Barnacle geese are, settling here in Flanders year round. Often seen together with the Canada goose near the 17th hole. As with many exotic species can make problems for the indigenous geese populations.

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