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Uploaded on Saturday 05 Nov 2011 by Peter Prokosch

Brent geese (Branta b. bernicla,) Langeness, Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsten Wadden Sea

Year: 2011
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Dark-bellied Brent Geese breeds during the short Arctic summer on the northernmost coast and offshore islands of the Taimyr peninsular in northernmost Siberia/Russian Federation. It winters along the coasts of South-East England, Northwest France and the Dutch-German-Danish Wadden Sea and is highly dependent on sea grass (Zostera) on tidal flats as well as saltmarshes. Saltmarshes in the Wadden Sea are also in spring (April/May) the main food source for building up fat reserves enabling the species to migrate to its high Arctic breeding grounds.
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