Bar-headed Goose

Anser indicus

The Bar-headed Goose spends the summers in high altitude lakes of Central Asia and winters in South Asia, in some areas of lowland India. This bird flies at extremely high altitudes when crossing the Himalayas during their very challenging migration, making it one of the highest flying birds.

The above picture was taken at the zoo of Wuppertal, Germany, in April 2011.

Genus Anser
Tribe Anserini
Subfamily Anserinae
Family Anatidae
Order Anseriformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth