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Newly established breeding sites of the barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis in North-western Europe : an overview of breeding habitats and colony development

  title={Newly established breeding sites of the barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis in North-western Europe : an overview of breeding habitats and colony development},
  author={Kjell Larsson and Nicole Feige and Henk van der Jeugd and Alexandra J. van der Graaf and Aivar Leito and Julia Stahl},
Traditional breeding grounds of the Russian Barnacle Goose population are at the Barents Sea in the Russian Arctic. During the last decades, the population increased and expanded the breeding area by establishing new breeding colonies at lower latitudes. Breeding numbers outside arctic Russia amounted to about 12,000 pairs in 2005. By means of a questionnaire, information about breeding habitat characteristics and colony size, colony growth and goose density were collected from breeding areas… Expand

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