Friday, January 9, 2009

Bar-headed Geese

Collared Bar-headed goose photographed near Nagpur city, Maharashtra, India

Mr. Martin Gilbert of WCS, successfully captured and marked several waterfowl species while sampling for avian influenza in wild waterbirds in Mongolia during July 2007. It says during the course of this fieldwork in summer, a subsample of 30 Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus, 50 Bar-headed Geese and 21 Bean Geese Anser fabalis have been fitted with coloured neck collars in Hovsgol (Khuvsgul) aimag (province) in northern Mongolia.

One of these collared Bar-headed goose came near Nagpur, Maharashtra (First Photograph).Due to this photograph of collared Bar-headed goose, the migration of these birds was revealed.

These birds come every winter season near Nagpur. These are amazing birds migrating large distances away from there breeding grounds in winter and then return back as the winter withdraws.


Vikas Gupta said...

Great Photography!

Found you on Picasa while searching for NCBS pics! Am subscribing to your RSS feeds; Keep it up! Will keep an eye on your work.

Really liked it. By the way I really fear household lizards; help me if you can because the winter is Delhi will be more or less over in another two months and they'll be out to torment me.


Vikas Gupta,
JNU, New Delhi

Abhishek said...

the pics are too good & the info that you have given along with it is also very helpful for budding nature enthusiats.keep up the good work.Liked it a lotttttt.