Wildlife Conservation Efforts

Species in news: Bar-headed goose


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.

Bar-headed goose

  • 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.
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