Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Anseriformes > Family: Anatidae > Genus: Branta > Species: Branta bernicla bernicla

Branta bernicla bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Natura 2000 sites 33 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Branta bernicla
Wintering habitats
  • grassland
  • marine inlets and transitional waters
Natura 2000 species code A675

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE2016301 Germany Hamburgisches Wattenmeer Map
DE2210401 Germany Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Map
DE2213401 Germany Wangerland Map
DE2408401 Germany Westermarsch Map
DE2508401 Germany Krummhörn Map
DE2609401 Germany Emsmarsch von Leer bis Emden Map
DE2709401 Germany Rheiderland Map
DE2948401 Germany Schorfheide-Chorin Map
DE2951401 Germany Unteres Odertal Map
DE3339402 Germany Niederung der Unteren Havel Map
DE3341401 Germany U. Rhinluch/Dreetzer See, Havell. Luch und Belziger Landschaftsw. Map
DE3513401 Germany Alfsee Map
DE3532401 Germany Vogelschutzgebiet Drömling Map
DK006X083 Denmark Kyststrækningen v. Hyllekrog-Rødsand Map
DK008X071 Denmark Sydfynske Øhav Map
DK009X060 Denmark Vidåen, Tøndermarsken og Saltvandssøen Map
DK009X065 Denmark Rømø Map
DK009X067 Denmark Ballum og Husum Enge og Kamper Strandenge Map
DK00AX052 Denmark Mandø Map
DK00AX053 Denmark Fanø Map
DK00AX055 Denmark Skallingen og Langli Map
DK00AY057 Denmark Vadehavet Map
DK00CX043 Denmark Ringkøbing Fjord Map
DK00CY039 Denmark Harboøre Tange, Plet Enge og Gjeller Sø Map
DK00FX345 Denmark Læsø, sydlige del Map
DE0916491 Germany Ramsar-Gebiet S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Map
DE2751421 Germany Randow-Welse-Bruch Map
DE3542421 Germany Mittlere Havelniederung Map
DE2416431 Germany Butjadingen Map
DE2507301 Germany Hund und Paapsand Map
DE2514431 Germany Marschen am Jadebusen Map
DE2309431 Germany Ostfriesische Seemarsch zwischen Norden und Esens Map
DE2323402 Germany Unterelbe bis Wedel Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Anas bernicla Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:01681 European bird-ringing
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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