The Barnacle Goose belongs to the genus "Branta" of black geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey "Anser" species. Despite its superficial similarity to the Brent Goose, genetic analysis has shown it is an eastern derivative of the Cackling Goose lineage.
Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Uploaded Oct 24, 2022. Captured Oct 20, 2022 13:57 in 3VMQ+GH Heligoland, Germany.