Species (Branta leucopsis) of waterbird that resembles a small Canada goose, with dark back, white face, and black neck and bib. It winters in the northern British Isles and on the coasts of Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands. In the Middle Ages, it was thought to hatch from barnacles, and thus was considered “fish” and could be eaten on Fridays.
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Pursuing the Exotic Little Alien; Rare Barnacle Goose Blows Into Town To the Awe and Delight of Area Birders
Feb 03, 2002; Word had just come by cell phone. Another stakeout had spotted the quarry a few miles away. Quickly the team folded its tripods,...