Thursday, June 12, 2008

Birds that Flying with the Jumbo Jet

The bar headed Goose or Anser indicus is believed to be the highest flying bird having been seen at up to 10175 m (33,382 feet). It has a slightly larger wing area for its weight than other geese and it is believed this helps the goose to fly so high.
The Bar-headed Goose migrates over the Himalayas to spend the winter in India, Assam, Northern Burma and the wetlands of Pakistan. It migrates up to Magadi wetlands of Gadag district of Karnataka in the southern part of India.

Source :
Geoweek - New York Times Syndicate

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