Species Details

@Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;

Bar‑headed Goose Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anser indicus
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Waterbodies with vegetation, coastal islands, newly emerging islands in very broad rivers.
Description : The Bar-headed Goose is a large waterbird with two distinctive black bars across its head (adult bird length approximately 73 cm, weight 1.6 kg, wing 45 cm, bill 5.5 cm, tarsus 7.1 cm, tail 14.8 cm). It looks grey with a brownish hue. It has a white head and a white line down its grey neck
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Aat Schaftenaar(www.xeno-canto.org/Aat Schaftenaar), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.