Point Pelee National Park of Canada
Birds of Point Pelee National Park
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Brant (Local Rarety)
-Branta bernicla (Linnaeus)
Head, neck, chest and fore-neck black, contrasting with belly. Narrow white crescent on either side of neck. Back and upper sides of wings brown, the margins of the feathers paler. Wing tips blackish. Rump and tail black. Tail coverts white, the upper ones producing a broad white band at base of tail. Belly and sides brownish grey with paler feather-tips, giving a barred effect to the flanks. Bill and legs black.