Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

Interesting :

The fully grownup will have light grey for most of the body. The white head has black stripes lying from the eyes tip to the crown. There is another black stripe on the occiput. The neck is dark grey with white vertical stripes from the neck connected to the white color of the head. The flank has black horizontal stripes. The tail is white with grey stripes in the middle. The mouth is orange to yellow, and the finger is yellow. The bird that does not fully grow up has the same grey color as the fully grownup but the area near the crown and the occiput will be black which contrasts with white forehead. The face and the rest of neck area are white. The flank has no pattern, and the lower part of the body has the reddish brown marks.

Habitat :

Can be found in the central of Asia, the north of China, Myanmar, and Thailand.The Bar-headed Goose eats paddy, corn, and millet which it causes the destruction to the farmer and gardener. Wetlands (inland), Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks), Artificial/Terrestrial, Artificial/Aquatic & Marine

Food :

it also eats grass and the plant sprout.

Behavior :

Lives in a troop near the river or the large freshwater source. Some troop may have upto 100 geese. In the daytime, it will stand to take a rest and sleep near the shoreline. In the nightfall, it will seek for the food.For the breeding of the Bar-headed Goose, there is no report of nest building and laying the egg in Thailand.

Current Status :

Leaet Concern


CLASS : Aves

ORDER : Anseriformes

FAMILY : Anatidae

GENUS : Anser

SPECIES : Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

Conservation status : Least Concern

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Update : 07 February 2017