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Anser indicus (Bar-headed Goose)

Wikipedia Abstract

"Eulabeia" redirects here. For the Greek mythological personification, see Eulabeia (mythology)The bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) is a goose that breeds in Central Asia in colonies of thousands near mountain lakes and winters in South Asia, as far south as peninsular India. It lays three to eight eggs at a time in a ground nest.Vogel suggests that Bar-headed goose is likely to be Hamsa of Indian mythology.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
12
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.61662
EDGE Score: 1.28554

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  5.24 lbs (2.38 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  141 grams
Clutch Size [3]  5
Migration [4]  Intracontinental

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe Kazahkstan, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Alashan Plateau semi-desert China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Altai alpine meadow and tundra China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Altai montane forest and forest steppe China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Asian northern desert Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central China loess plateau mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Changjiang Plain evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Daba Mountains evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Daurian forest steppe China, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Deccan thorn scrub forests India, Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Eastern Gobi desert steppe China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Emin Valley steppe China, Kazakstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gissaro-Alai open woodlands Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Great Lakes Basin desert steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Guizhou Plateau broadleaf and mixed forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Helanshan montane conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Hengduan Mountains subalpine conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Himalayan subtropical broadleaf forests India, Bhutan, Nepal Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Hindu Kush alpine meadow Afghanistan, Pakistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Huang He Plain mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Indus Valley desert Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Irrawaddy dry forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Irrawaddy moist deciduous forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, India Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Khangai Mountains alpine meadow Mongolia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Khangai Mountains conifer forests Mongolia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Malabar Coast moist forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Meghalaya subtropical forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland China, Mongolia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Myanmar coastal rain forests Myanmar, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
North Tibetan Plateau-Kunlun Mountains alpine desert China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests China, India, Bhutan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northwestern thorn scrub forests India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Nujiang Langcang Gorge alpine conifer and mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Ordos Plateau steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Pamir alpine desert and tundra China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Paropamisus xeric woodlands Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Qaidam Basin semi-desert China Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Qilian Mountains conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Qilian Mountains subalpine meadows China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Qin Ling Mountains deciduous forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Qionglai-Minshan conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Red River freshwater swamp forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sayan Alpine meadows and tundra Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sayan montane conifer forests Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Sichuan Basin evergreen broadleaf forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Southeast Tibet shrub and meadows China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Taklimakan desert China Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands Bhutan, India, Nepal Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tian Shan foothill arid steppe China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tian Shan montane conifer forests China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Tian Shan montane steppe and meadows China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Tibetan Plateau alpine shrub and meadows China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Trans-Baikal conifer forests Russia, Mongolia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows India, Nepal Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Yarlung Tsangpo arid steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Yunnan Plateau subtropical evergreen forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Baimaxueshan Nature Reserve V 462837 Yunnan, China  
Bandhavgarh National Park II 89210 Madhya Pradesh, India  
Buxa Tiger Reserve Sanctuary IV 23685 West Bengal, India  
Corbett National Park II 141853 Uttaranchal, India
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park II 7668 Rajasthan, India  
Krkonose National Park V 95995 Czech Republic  
Liwonde National Park II 116740 Malawi  
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Manas National Park II 135025 Assam, India
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park II 275416 Nepal
Neusiedler See-Osterreichischer Teil   Austria      
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Pamir-i-Buzurg Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Reserve IV 199583 Afghanistan  
Pong Lake Sanctuary IV 61391 Himachal Pradesh, India  
Royal Chitwan National Park II 292637 Nepal  
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  
Tal Chhaper Wildlife Sanctuary IV 20318 Rajasthan, India  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik Ia 798640 Tuva, Russia

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Ayeyarwaddy River: Bagan Section Myanmar A1, A4i, A4iii
Ayeyarwaddy River: Myitkyina to Sinbo Section Myanmar A1, A4i, A4iii
Ayeyarwaddy River: Sinbyugyun to Minbu Section Myanmar A4i
Ayeyarwaddy River: Singu Section Myanmar A4i, A4iii
Bardha Dam India A1, A3, A4i
Basai wetlands India A1, A4i, A4iii
Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A4i, A4iii
Bulunkul and Yashilkul lakes and mountains Tajikistan A1, A3, A4i
Cao Hai Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Changtang plateau China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Darkhad Depression Mongolia A1, A4i
Dihaila Jheel and other wetlands India A1, A4i, A4iii
Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta Bangladesh A1, A4i, A4iii
Karaivetti Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A4i, A4iii
Karakul lake and mountains Tajikistan A1, A3, A4i
Kaziranga National Park India A1, A2, A4i, A4iii
Khar Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Khar Us Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Khovsgol Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Khovsgoliin Sangiin Dalai Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Krishnarajasagar Reservoir India A1, A4i, A4iii
Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A4i, A4iii
Nagi Dam and Nakti Dam Bird Sanctuary India A4i, A4iii
Nalabana Bird Sanctuary (Chilika Lake) India A1, A4i, A4iii
Narasambudhi Lake India A1, A4i
Ogii Lake Mongolia A1, A4i, A4iii
Otgontenger Mountain Mongolia A1, A2, A3, A4i
Plateau Ukok Russia (Central Asian) A1, A3
Qinghai Hu (Koko Nor) China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Rangkul valley (Rangkul & Shorkul Lakes) Tajikistan A1, A3, A4i
Sibsagar Tanks India A1, A4i
Siling Co Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A3, A4i
Small Pamir Afghanistan A1, A3, A4i
Talduair mountain range Russia (Central Asian) A3
Taunsa Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary Pakistan A1, A2, A4i, A4iii
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Tolbo Lake Mongolia A1, A3, A4i
Tso Morari Lake and adjacent marshes India A1, A4i
Zavkhan River: Ereen Lake Mongolia A1, A4i
Zorkul Nature Reserve (Lake Victoria) Tajikistan A1, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Mountains of Central Asia Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka India, Sri Lanka No

Prey / Diet

Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort)[5]
Cicer arietinum (Chickpea)[5]
Cynodon dactylon (manienie)[5]
Ipomoea aquatica (Chinese waterspinach)[5]
Nymphoides hydrophylla (Crested floatingheart)[5]
Panicum paludosum (Chesapeake panicgrass)[5]
Paspalidium flavidum[5]
Paspalum distichum (knotgrass)[5]
Pisum sativum (Common Pea)[5]
Sagittaria guayanensis (Guyanese arrowhead)[5]
Triticum aestivum (common wheat)[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Echinostoma novum <Unverified Name>[6]
Epomidiostomum orispinum <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Alameda Park Zoo
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Artis Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Audubon Zoo
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Beale Park
Bellewaerde Park
Bioparc Valencia
Blaavand Zoo
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Blackpool Zoo
Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Canolfan Llanelli Centre W&WTrust
Cape May County Park Zoo
Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Dakota Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dierenrijk Europa
Disney's Animal Kingdom
DSI Givskud Zoo
Espace Zoolog de St-Martin-la-Plaine
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Fota Wildlife Park
Gladys Porter Zoo
Great Plains Zoo
Harewood Bird Garden at Leeds
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Kaliningrad Zoo
Kharkiv Zoo
Kishinev Zoopark
Knowsley Safari Park
Kyiv Zoological Park
Lee Richardson Zoo
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
Louisville Zoological Garden
Lucknow Zoological Park
Maktoum Wildlife Centre
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Mitchell Park Zoo
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Moscow Zoological Park
Mulhouse Zoo
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Ogrod Zoobotaniczny Torun
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Opel-Zoo von Opel HessischeZoostiftung
Ouwehand Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parc Animalier de Sainte Croix
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Zoologique d'Amiens
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Parc Zoologique de La Palmyre
Parc Zoologique de Lille
Parc Zoologique de Paris (MNHN)
Parco Zoo di Falconara
Parco Zoo Punta Verde
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parque Zoologico Quinzinho de Barros
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon
Pensthorpe Conservation Trust Limited
Planete Sauvage
Podkrusnohorsky Zoopark Chomutov
Red River Zoo
Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Sedgwick County Zoo
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
Stichting Nederlands Opvang Papegaaien
Taipei Zoo
Tallinn Zoo
Tama Zoological Park
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Terra Natura S.A.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Tiergarten der Stadt Wels
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbH
Tilgate Nature Centre
Topeka Zoological Park
Tracy Aviary
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Turtle Back Zoo
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Washington Waterfowl Park W&WT
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wilhelma Zoo
Willow Park Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Dresden GmbH
Zoo Krefeld GmbH
Zoo Parc Overloon
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien
Zoo Zürich
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zoological Society of Ireland-Dublin
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna
Zoologicka Zahrada Bratislava
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg
Zoologischer Garten Saarbruecken
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1A comparative study of egg mass and clutch size in the Anseriformes, Jordi Figuerola and Andy J. Green, J Ornithol (2006) 147: 57–68 2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 4Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators. GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access