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(Latham 1790) (Latham 1790)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus

(Latham 1790) (Latham 1790)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Bar-headed Goose Goose - Anser indicus Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus

Bar-headed Goose:   UK Status: Non resident, the Bar-headed Geese found in various parts of the UK are escapee's from ornamental collections, and are breeding in the wild..

Habitat: This goose prefers high altitude hill, and mountain lakes, surrounded by short grasses.

Breeding: This goose nests on the ground, and seems to prefer islands in rivers and lakes. They are quite happy to use special nesting boxes designed to suit their needs. The female goose lays four to six eggs in a clutch, and sometimes they will lay a second clutch later in the year.

Comment: It breeds it Central Asia in colonies numbering thousands of birds. The bird migrates to South Asia to overwinter, and can go as far as the India Peninsular. This Goose is migratory and flies at extreme altitude when crossing the Himalayan Mountain range.

 

(Latham 1790) (Latham 1790) (Latham 1790) (Latham 1790)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus

       

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