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21May2016. Weltvogelpark Walsrode, Germany.

2Dec2005. Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.

bar-headed goose (Anser indicus)... Bharatpur

The first time I met bar-headed geese was last year when I discovered them in a local park. When I visited the park again last Saturday I was happy to meet them again. There are several pairs and I would so love to see their goslings but I'm not sure if they are breeding. The goose in the above photo is unlikely to have goslings because she has the wrong partner, a Canada goose (see photo in the comments).

Bar-headed geese are endemic to Central and South Asia. They are considered as the world's highest flying birds as they even cross the Himalaya when they migrate.

Anser indicus - on a wintery morning!

You just never know what is going to drop into the scrape.. No doubt escaped from somewhere but it did look gorgeous in the intermittent sunshine

An Indian thick-knee (Burhinus indicus) was caught moments before its take off flight at the eye level. It was very difficult to approach on the ground. After some initial approach by boat I had to crawl at zero level to match its position. After some hard effort it gave me some good shots before moving fast to a more remote interior place. The front and backdrop were made as smooth bokeh by the Nikon prime. This composition I enjoyed while panning! Pics was taken by the side of river Teesta in North Bengal, India.

Gyps indicus breeds in south-east Pakistan and peninsular India south of the Gangetic plain, north to Delhi, east through Madhya Pradesh, south to the Nilgiris, and occasionally further south (Collar et al. 2001). The species was first recorded in Nepal in 2011 (Subedi and DeCandido 2013). It was common until very recently, but since the mid-1990s has suffered a catastrophic decline (over 97%) throughout its range. This was first noticed in Keoladeo National Park, India (Prakash et al. 2003), where counts of feeding birds fell from 816 birds in 1985-1986 to just 25 in 1998-1999. Just one tiny population in the Ramanagaram Hills of Karnataka is known to remain in inland southern India, and it is rare elsewhere within its former range (Prakash et al. 2007). Data indicates that the rate of population decline of G. tenuirostris and G. indicus combined has now slowed in India (Prakash et al. 2012).Extensive research has identified the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac to be the cause behind this rapid population collapse (Green et al. 2004, Oaks et al. 2004a, Shultz et al. 2004, Swan et al. 2005). This drug, used to treat domestic livestock, is ingested by vultures feeding on their carcasses leading to renal failure causing visceral gout (Oaks et al. 2004a,b; Swan et al. 2005, Gilbert et al. 2006). It is now rare in Pakistan, and although a colony of 200-250 pairs was discovered in 2003 in Sindh Province (A. A. Khan in litt. 2003). In 2007, the total Indian population, based on extrapolations from road transects, was estimated at 45,000 individuals, with a combined average annual decline for this species and G. tenuirostris of over 16% during 2000-2007 (Prakash et al. 2007). It is estimated that its relative abundance in Pakistan declined by 61% between 2003-2004 and 2006-2007, this was followed by a 55% increase by 2007-2008 (Chaudhry et al. 2012).



Oie à tête barrée

Anser indicus - Bar-headed Goose

Jan 2017

Monglajodi, Orissa, India

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Oie à tête barrée ( Anser indicus )

Bois de Vincennes

Red-wattled Lapwing ( Vanellus indicus ) in flight.


Burung dengan nama yang pelik ini boleh didapati di kawasan padang terbuka dan berair di Semenanjung Malaysia. Sangat bising bila ada yang menghampiri kawasan ia bertelur.

Cerita Sang Rapang ini adalam fotopages saya

Bar headed geese (Anser indicus)... Bharatpur

Seen in 'Explore~ Camera Finder~ Pentax~ K200D(Interesting)'. Thanks indeed!!


After a long long time indeed! Been so busy for the last few months that I hardly could log in to flickr. Hope all my flickr mates are doing great! Not sure if I'll be able to become regular again but I certainly will try to catch up.. :-)


Thanks everyone for viewing and your comments are largely appreciated!!

elephas maximus, subspecies e.m. indicus;


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