Definition of Branta
1. Noun. Wild geese.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Brant, Brant Goose, Brent, Brent Goose, Branta Canadensis, Canada Goose, Canadian Goose, Honker, Barnacle, Barnacle Goose, Branta Leucopsis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Branta
Literary usage of Branta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"branta canadensis occidentalis. Winter visitant, breeding northeast of the Sierras. 172 c. ... branta canadensis minima. Winter visitant, 174. BLACK BRANT. ..."
2. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"132 (173) branta BERNICLA. (Lira.) Brant. From Arctic Circle where it breeds; south in eastern North America to Georgia : accidental in Florida. ..."