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Bar-headed Goose

Anser indicus

Description:

A pair of geese standing complacently in the middle of a pond surrounded by snow on a high-altitude grassland! This was a pond quite close to the shoddy road. I did not hear them make any sounds. I was able to stop for only a few seconds to snap their pictures before we continued driving along the road.

Habitat:

I wonder if they're just back from a winter somewhere in South Asia! I feel privileged to have seen the famous geese that pass over the Himalayas firsthand!

Notes:

2:06pm CST. Location is only approximate. The adjacent road is correct, but I'm not sure which stretch of it I was on.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago
Bar-headed Goose
Anser indicus Bar-headed Goose


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2 Comments

Nayeli
Nayeli 8 years ago

Oh nice bird!

JoshuaChrisman
JoshuaChrisman 8 years ago

Hello Tracy B! These are called Bar-headed Geese (Anser indicus)

TracyB
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TracyB

青海, Paracel Islands

Spotted on Apr 12, 2014
Submitted on Apr 16, 2014

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