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Branta bernicla
Brand goose Brand" goose` [Prob. fr. 1st brand + goose: cf. Sw. brandg[*a]s. Cf. Brant.] (Zo["o]l.) A species of wild goose (Branta bernicla) usually called in America brant. See Brant.
Branta bernicla
Brant Brant (br[a^]nt), n. [Cf.Brand goose, Brent, Brenicle.] (Zo["o]l.) A species of wild goose (Branta bernicla) -- called also brent and brand goose. The name is also applied to other related species.
Branta leucopsis
Bernicle Ber"ni*cle, n. [OE. bernak, bernacle; cf. OF. bernac; prob. fr. LL. bernacula for hibernicula, bernicula, fr. Hibernia; the birds coming from Hibernia or Ireland. Cf. 1st Barnacle.] A bernicle goose. [Written also barnacle.] Bernicle goose (Zo["o]l.), a goose (Branta leucopsis), of Arctic Europe and America. It was formerly believed that it hatched from the cirripeds of the sea (Lepas), which were, therefore, called barnacles, goose barnacles, or Anatifers. The name is also applied to other related species. See Anatifa and Cirripedia.
Branta rufina
Poachard Poach"ard, n. [From Poach to stab.] [Written also pocard, pochard.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European duck (Aythya ferina); -- called also goldhead, poker, and fresh-water, or red-headed, widgeon. (b) The American redhead, which is closely allied to the European poachard. Red-crested poachard (Zo["o]l.), an Old World duck (Branta rufina). Scaup poachard, the scaup duck. Tufted poachard, a scaup duck (Aythya, or Fuligula cristata), native of Europe and Asia.
brantail
Redstart Red"start` (-st?rt`), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird (Ruticilla ph[oe]nicurus), allied to the nightingale; -- called also redtail, brantail, fireflirt, firetail. The black redstart is P.tithys. The name is also applied to several other species of Ruticilla amnd allied genera, native of India. (b) An American fly-catching warbler (Setophaga ruticilla). The male is black, with large patches of orange-red on the sides, wings, and tail. The female is olive, with yellow patches.
Brantail
Brantail Bran"tail` (br[a^]n"t[=a]l`), n. (Zo["o]l.) The European redstart; -- so called from the red color of its tail.

Meaning of Branta from wikipedia

- The black geese of the genus Branta are waterfowl belonging to the true geese and swans subfamily Anserinae. They occur in the northern coastal regions...
- The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is a large wild goose with a black head and neck, white ch****s, white under its chin, and a brown body. It is native...
- Branta is a genus of birds, collectively known as black geese. Branta may also refer to: Branta (journal), an ornithological publication Cathy Branta...
- The British Army is the prin****l land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of the British Armed Forces. As of 2020[update], the British Army comprises...
- The nene (Branta sandvicensis), also known as nēnē and Hawaiian goose, is a species of bird endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The official bird of the state...
- The barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis) belongs to the genus Branta of black geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them...
- The brant or brent goose (Branta bernicla), is a small goose of the genus Branta. There are three subspecies, all of which winter along temperate-zone...
- Branta rhuax, the giant Hawaiʻi goose, is an extinct goose endemic to the island of Hawaiʻi. It was initially described as the monotypic genus Geochen...
- The giant Canada goose (Branta canadensis maxima) is the largest subspecies of Canada goose, weighing in at 5 kg (11 pounds). It is found in central North...
- The cackling goose (Branta hutchinsii) is a North American bird of the genus Branta of black geese, which contains species with largely black plumage...
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