Bar-headed Goose

Kingdom: Animalia     Phylum: Chordata     Class: Aves (Birds)     Order: Anseriformes     Family: Anatidae

Bar-headed Goose
Bar-headed Goose - image © Rajiv Lather

Bar-headed GooseBar-headed Goose (Anser indicus). This bird is a common winter visitor found in large wetlands of India. It has two distinctive black bars across its neck. This bird arrives in October and departs by the end of March.

Local Names: Hans, Raj Hans, Birwa and Sawan

Size: 74 cm


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