Common Name: Bar-headed Goose
Scientific Name: Anser indicus
Nepali Name: Khoya Haans ( खोयाहाँस )
Size: 71-76 cm
Location: Chitwan, Nepal
Bar-headed Goose is a winter visitor and a passage migrant found generally in elevation ranging from 75 m to 275m above sea level. Known as the world’s highest-flying birds, these goose travel from Central Asia to South Asia during winters flying across the Himalayan range.
Adults have pale grey plumage with black horseshoe-shaped banding on the back of the white head. grey neck with white lines. The legs are yellow with black tips.
Found on rivers, the Bar-headed Goose feeds on grasses, roots, and other plant matters.
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