AnAge entry for Branta leucopsis

Classification (HAGRID: 00281)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Anseriformes
                Family: Anatidae
                    Genus: Branta
Species
Branta leucopsis
Common name
Barnacle goose

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
28.2 years (wild)
Source
ref. 450
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

The barnacle goose is a long lived species of bird. The telomeres of these animals are very well maintained throughout life. Juveniles have the highest rate of telomere attrition and there is a faster telomere attrition rate in females compared to males [1170].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
1,687 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175014
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 184711
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