Scientific Name: Anser indicus Common Name: Bar-headed Goose
Identifying Features: Pale grey in colour, black bars on head, orange coloured legs and bill.
- It is one of the world’s highest-flying birds. Known for the extreme altitudes it reaches when migrating across the Himalayas
- Studies have found that they breathe more deeply and efficiently under low-oxygen conditions, which serves to increase oxygen uptake from the environment.
- The bar-headed goose has been suggested as being the model for the Hamsa of Indian mythology
This image was clicked by Ron Knight – via Flickr.
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