Bar Headed Goose
Summer breeding grounds: Central Asia mainly Mongolia and China; Winters in Northern India
Wetlands at higher elevations, Lowland swamps, lakes and rivers
Extinct in the Wild
The Bar-Headed Goose is believed to be the highest-flying bird having been seen at an elevation of up to 33,382 feet. During their migration in spring, they cross the Himalayas.
Data on bar-headed geese’s migration can help researchers identify how humans can better cope with altitude and respiratory diseases.