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The 'Branta' geese form an extremely attractive group of birds, with most interest in recent years focussed on 'brent geese' and 'canada geese': the former for potential species 'splits' and the latter for the identification of vagrants amongst wild geese flocks in northwest Scotland and Ireland. log in
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