• Incubation: 22-26 days
• Clutch Size: 3-5 eggs
• Young Fledge: 40-50 days after hatching
• Typical Foods: plant matter and aquatic invertebrates
The brant is a type of goose that is about the size of a snow goose. The head, neck, and chest are black and the body is white. The neck is about half the length of the body or less.
Habitat and Habits
The Pacific, or black brant winters south to Baja California, in the Pacific. The Atlantic race winters from Virginia northward. They inhabit rocky breakwalls, sheltered impoundments, mudflats, beaches, and grassy fields. Flight is swift, in irregular and changing flock patterns. Brants produce a rather pleasant rolling chuckle sound; distant flocks sound somewhat like barking dogs.
Reproduction and Care of the Young
Brants make their nests on tundra with large masses of moss and down. They often nest in loose colonies.