From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Bar-headed goose
Mains level : Conservation of migratory birds in India
Bar-headed goose, a rare goose species was sighted in the wetlands of Karingali Puncha in Kerala.
- IUCN conservation status: Least Concern.
- The Bar-headed geese (Anser Indicus) are found in central China and Mangolia and they breed there.
- They start migration to the Indian sub-continent during the winter and stay here till the end of the season.
- They return to their homes by crossing the Himalayan ranges.
- Their migration has been a fascination for birders as they cross the Himalayas on one of the most high-altitude migrations in the world.