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Length: 24-25"
Weight: 3 1/4 - 3 3/4 lbs.

illustration of a brant and a black brant

These are sea geese, the blacks wintering south to Baja, California, in the Pacific. The Atlantic race winters from Virginia northward. Flight is swift, in irregular and changing flock patterns.