827. Anser indicus

827. BAR-HEADED GOOSE.
ANSER INDICUS.
Anser indicus (Lath.), Ind. Orn. ii. p. 839 (1790) ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvii. p. 105 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 419 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 1087 ; A. skorniakovi, Severtz. Turk. Jevot, pp. 70, 149, pl. x. figs. 3, 4.
Kareyi-Hans, Hindu.
Male ad. (India). Head and a long white band down each side of the neck white ; two horseshoe-shaped black bars on the occiput and nape ; rest of neck ashy brown ; upper parts ashy grey with pale tips to the feathers, the mantle and scapulars tinged with brown ; lower back and rump pure ashy grey ; under parts whity brown, the sides of the breast browner, the feathers with pale tips forming bars ; abdomen, flanks, upper and under tail-coverts white ; quills and tail grey margined and tipped with white, the secondaries browner ; bill yellow ; legs orange ; iris brown. Culmen 2.0, wing 18.0, tail 6.0, tarsus 3.0 inch. In the young bird the black bars on the nape are absent, the crown and nape are dark brown, the white neck-stripes are absent ; back grey and under parts nearly white.
Hab. Turkestan ; Mongolia ; Tibet ; north to Lake Baikal, wintering in India.
In habits it does not appear to differ from its allies, and in the autumn and winter is generally met with in small or large flocks, and feeds chiefly on grain, the feeding time being usually in the early morning and evening. It breeds in Mongolia and Tibet in May and June, but I find nothing on record respecting its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
827. Anser indicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
827
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
593
Common name: 
Bar Headed Goose
M_ID: 
282
M_CN: 
Bar-headed Goose
M_SN: 
Anser indicus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
9997

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