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Image Description: Two Barnacle Geese in profile
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The Barnacle goose gets its name from the ancient belief that they grew from barnacles on the shore. This was said to have come about because their nests and eggs were never found. The truth is nearly as unbelievable. They nest on inaccessible ledges in high Arctic mountains.The young jump from the nest at the mother's call and float to the ground.


Species in Image: Barnacle Goose
Date: 1989
Area: Spitsbergen
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc08125SP

General details:  
Common Name Barnacle Goose
Latin Name Branta leucopsis
Latin Group Name Anseriiformes
Latin Family Name Anatidae
Common Family Name Swans, Geese, Ducks
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