(syn. Branta Ϯ Red-breasted Goose B. ruficollis) L. rufus  rufous; brenthos  unknown sea-bird  < Gr. βρενθος brenthos  unknown bird (cf. specific name Bernicla brenta Stephens, 1824 (= syn. Branta bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758)); "Bernicla, Steph.  ...  ***Rufibrenta, Bp.   35. ruficollis, Pall. (torquata, Gm. nec Belon)" (Bonaparte 1856).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 December 2018).