BAR-HEADED GOOSE
(Anser Indicus)
Baikal Teal                Barnacle Goose


Asia Zone - Slimbridge
The Bar-Headed Goose found at Asia Zone, SlimbridgeMap (WWT Slimbridge)

Breeding Habitat
North India to the Altai Mountains and mongolia. Also from Pamir and Tien Shan ranges through Tibet to Lake Ch'ing Hai in North West China.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters in South Asia, as far as peninsular India.

Conservation Status


Size
710mm to 760mm (28" to 30")

Appearance - Drake
Black bars across a White head with Black down the front and back of the neck. The upperparts are a pale Grey and the breast a darker Grey. The flanks are Grey turning Brown towards the rear. The tail is White with a light yellow bill with a Black tip. The legs and feet are also a light yellow.

Appearance - Duck
Same as the Male.

Habitat
Wetlands, high-altitude Lakes, and cultivated Fields.

Diet
Grasses, Wheat, Barley, Rice and Aquatic plants.

Breeding Time
Late May to June.

Nest
Nest on the ground generally on the Tibetan Plateau.

Eggs
Quantity: 3 to 8.
Colour: Ivory/White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl A - B
African Black Duck (Anas Sparsa)
American Black Duck (Anas Rubripes)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Ruber)
American Wigeon (Anas Americana)
American Wood Duck (Aix Sponsa)
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Andinus)
Andean Goose (Chloephaga Melanoptera)
Argentinian Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Vittata)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna Tadornoides)
Australian Shoveler (Anas Rhynchotis)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta Jubata)
Baer's Pochard (Aythya Baeri)
Baikal Teal (Anas Formosa)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser Indicus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta Leucopsis)
Bewick's Swan (Cygnus Columbianus Bewickii)
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Black-Necked Swan (Cygnus Melancoryphus)
Black Swan (Cygnus Atratus)
Blue-Winged Goose (Cyanochen Cyanoptera)
Blue-Winged Teal (Anas Discors)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliensis)
Brent Goose (Branta Bernicla)
      Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)
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BAR-HEADED GOOSE
Baikal Teal                Barnacle Goose
Bar-Headed Goose
©Nigel Key Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge March 2012)

The Bar-Headed Goose flies extremely high and is able to navigate the Himalayas during migration.

Due to the high altitudes that the Bar-Headed Goose flies, they are able to breathe very deeply and efficiently under low oxygen conditions.

Bar-Headed Geese have a slightly larger wing area for their weight compared to other geese to help them fly in the thinner air at altitude.
   Hear the Bar-Headed Goose's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge September 2013) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge September 2013) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge July 2013) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge July 2013) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge May 2013) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge July 2013) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge July 2013)
25/05/13
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Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge March 2011) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge October 2011) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge March 2012)
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Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge June 2009) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge June 2009) Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge March 2011)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/