the use of extracts from the British literature to obtain historical estimates of the numbers of the Darkbreasted and Pale-breasted Brent Geese (Branta bernicla bernicla and hrotd). Salomonsen (1958) stated that "the number of Dark-breasted Brents wintering in Europe in the latter half of the 19th century must have amounted to about 216,000 birds. The total population, including both Pale- and Dark...

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