Bar-headed goose

At the Cincinnati Zoo.

The bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) gets its common named from the two bars of brownish-black colored feathers that wrap around the back of its head. This goose has a light grey body, white on its face and neck, orange legs, and bill. Its feet are webbed and it has broad wings.


  • Where to see them: Central Asia, northern India
  • Length: 2.5 feet
  • Weight: 4lb-6.5lb
  • Diet: Grass, wheat, barley and rice
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