Bar-headed Geese

We currently have a bold three year old pair of bar-headed geese that can generally be seen from the boardwalk. As is apparent from the pictures they get their common name from their distinctive head markings.

Wild bar-headed geese breed around the high altitude lakes of Central Asia and migrate over the Himalayas to spend the winter in Southern Asia. During the migration these birds have been recorded flying over Mount Everest. Unfortunately, when over wintering they often feed on farmland causing damage to crops and bringing them into conflict with farmers, however, they are not yet listed as a threatened species.

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