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Bar Headed Goose Geese

The Bar-headed Goose belongs to the Anser genus (Grey Geese) and is one of the world's highest flying birds as it migrates over the Himalayan mountains.

The Bar-headed Goose has a white head with distinctive black bars or stripes on its head, black extending down the front and back of the neck, leaving a white stripe down the sides of the neck, the upper parts and breast are medium grey, flanks are grey turning brown on rear flanks, vent and tail border are white, beak is yellow-orange with black tip, and legs and feet are yellow-orange. Both sexes are alike.


Typical Adult is 71-76cm (28-30in).


Aquatic plants, and grazes on grasses, wheat, barley, and rice.


Wetlands, high-altitude lakes, and cultivated fields in central Asia, and Tibet. They winter further south in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh which means they have to fly over the Himalayas.


From late May to June.


3 to 6 (ivory-white colour).

River Cottage's collection of Geese changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock



£230 per pair

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Note: All birds are subject to availability and we reserve the right to alter prices as the market and our costs dictate. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please contact us for futher details