Bar-headed Goose

The Bar-headed Goose is named for the two eye-catching dark bars running around the back of its white head. This goose is native to Central Asia and migrates to India during winters. Bar-headed goose have to reach extreme heights, sometimes as high as 23,000 feet, when they migrate over the Himalayas where there is less than 10% of the oxygen found at sea level. They can fly higher than Mount Everest making them the world’s highest flying birds.

Gujarati Name


Scientific Name

Anser indicus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat

Winter Visitor

IUCN Status

Least Concern

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