2013/07/30

Stripgås - Anser indicus - Bar-headed Goose

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Stripgås - Anser indicus - Bar-headed Goose
NF Photo 130712, Strandstuviken 

This day I went to the coast and one of the bird protection areas.  I wanted to see some birds for a change. And there were rather much of geese. Among them was one Bar-headed Goose swimming with the Canadian goose. I was lucky to see it as it was a lifer for me. But sadly it was to far away to get good shots. I never could see it up front, mostly from the back as they swam out and away from the beach. Still, it was a lifer. :)

They are not native to Scandinavia. Might be a runaway from a park. The official system for handling birds in Sweden did not count it as a Swedish lifer. Too bad!

 Om Stripgås på wiki
About Bar-headed Goose on wiki

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12 comments:

  1. Very nice. The Bar Headed Goose, I think, may be new to me~

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  2. Great photos - you have so many interesting water birds.

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  3. Intressant, den har jag aldrig hört talas om!
    /Pia

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  4. Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Congrats on your lifer! I do not think we can see this goose here. Great sighting!

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  6. lovely to see in good weather too

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  7. Great shot and congrats for lifer

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  8. En vacker gås! Det är sällan man får perfekta bilder ute i naturen.

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  9. The bar headed goose is a new one to me, thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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  10. Nice goose - But I think you could be right in saying it has escaped from a park or a collection.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M

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