Bar-Headed Goose (Slimbridge May 2017)
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.
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710mm to 760mm (28" to 30")
Appearance - Male
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 - Female
Same as the Male.
Wetlands, high-altitude Lakes, and cultivated Fields.
Grasses, Wheat, Barley, Rice and Aquatic plants.
Late May to June.
Nest on the ground generally on the Tibetan Plateau.
Quantity: 3 to 8
Colour: Ivory White.