Brant – Length: 25 inches Wing Span 42 inches
Breeding in the high Arctic and wintering along U.S. and Canadian coasts gives the Brant a fairly long migration each year. During winter months, Brant sometimes defend family feeding areas. Males defending nests during the breeding season will pursue both predators and other intruding Brant.
Some Brant begin nesting at age two, but the percentage of individuals of a given age that breed increases each year from age two to five. A long lifespan, in some cases over 25 years, usually provides ample opportunities for nesting.