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Bar-headed Goose
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anserinae
Tribe: Anserini
Genus: Anser
Species: A. indicus
Binomial name
Anser indicus
(Latham, 1790)
Synonyms

Eulabeia indica

The bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) is a type of goose that lives in wetland areas of Central Asia. It has a light grey body, broad wings, and a white face and neck. Its name comes from the two stripes (or "bars") of dark feathers that wrap around the back of its head. Like other geese, its feet are webbed. They can get up to 2.5 feet long and weigh 6,5 pounds. They eat mainly grass, wheat, barley and rice.

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