Bar Headed Goose


The highest flying bird species in the world

The bar-headed goose is named for the two conspicuous dark bars running around the back of its white head. Their summer habitat is high-altitude lakes where the bird breeds in summers. The bar-headed goose is able to migrate at altitudes of up to 10,000 metres over the Himalayas. They are known to flying southwards in the winter to northern India and adjacent countries. The bar-headed goose is a primarily herbivorous species, foraging mostly by grazing on land, but also feeding on the water. This species tends to form long-term monogamous pairs (pair for life).

How to Explore

Seen near wetland bodies around Nashik in winter season.

Recommended Time & Duration

Seen mostly during the Winter season

Rules to Follow

Keep wetlands and areas around clean and garbage free. As the rarest of migratory and resident birds feed and live here. Do not break glass bottles or litter plastic waste during your bird watching session. 

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