Bar-headed Goose

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Bar-headed Goose
Bar-headed Goose - St James's Park, London - Nov 2006.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anserinae
Tribe: Anserini
Genus: Anser
Species: A. indicus
Binomial name
Anser indicus
(Latham, 1790)

Eulabeia indica

The bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) is a type of goose that lives in wetland areas of Central Asia. It has a light grey body, broad wings, and a white face and neck. Its name comes from the two stripes (or "bars") of dark feathers that wrap around the back of its head. Like other geese, its feet are webbed. They can get up to 2.5 feet long and weigh 6,5 pounds. They eat mainly grass, wheat, barley and rice.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2004). Anser indicus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006.