Bar-headed goose


Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus)

De Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) is een goose uit de familie van de water birds that includes ducks, geese, and swans (Anatidae).


Nederlandse naam:
Engelse naam:
Bar-headed Goose
Duitse naam:
Franse naam:
Oie à tête barrée
Wetenschappelijke naam:
Anser indicus

Taxonomische indeling



Uiterlijke kenmerken:

Head is mostly white, but is clearly marked with two horizontal dark stripes, the upper of which is broad and runs round the back of the head from eye to eye. The lower stripe circles the lower nape and is much narrower. The throat and very top of the bar-headed goose’s neck are white, while the hindneck is blackish and is separated from the dark grey foreneck by a white, tapering stripe running down each side of the neck. Breast belly and side flanks pale grey, The Darker on rear flanks, while the long wings appear almost white when in flight and are tipped with black. The yellow to orange-yellow bill of the bar-headed goose is also black-tipped. This species has brown eyes. yellowish to pale orange legs and feet.

A female bar-headed goose is similar in appearance as the male, although the male is usually slightly larger. 

are similar in plumage to the adults, but they are generally duller, paler and lack the distinctive horizontal bars on the back of the head. The bill, legs and feet of juvenile bar-headed geese are greenish-yellow and duller than those of the adults


Strong permanent pair bonds.

Maten en Gewicht

Lengte man:
De man (woerd) van de Bar-headed goose heeft een lichaamslengte van ongeveer 71-76 centimeters. De vrouw (pop) heeft een lichaamslengte van ongeveer 68-74 centimeters.
Gewicht man:
Het mannetje weegt ongeveer 1920-2840 gram. Het vrouwtje weegt ongeveer 1860-2680 gram.
Het gewicht is notoir variabel en kan alleen als indicatie worden gebruikt!

Bar-headed geese are hardy, totally winter-resistant and easy to manage. They are suitable for most collections and may be kept in mixed groups, but can be aggressive while breeding. A large area of well-sheltered water should be available, also grass for grazing. Additional feed of Lundi Regular floating Pellets should be provided, with plenty of green food always available - germinating wheat may be used in winter when grass is not available.

Bar-headed geese are fairly easy to breed. They prefer natural cover or a kennel-type or wigwam nest box and use nest sites on islands including wooden nest boxes on anchored floating platforms - may tolerate second pair on same platform if boxes back-to-back. They normally lay eggs in April to May, but the start of laying may be delayed after a long cold winter; they may also lay a second clutch. Goslings may be parent hatched and reared, although this may not result in a high survival rate. Bar-headed goslings are not difficult to rear, although survival is decreased in rain and cold.

Het vrouwtje Bar-headed goose legt doorgaans zo'n 4-8 white eieren het broeden duurt 27-30 dagen.

Kunstmatig broeden:

De ideale relatieve luchtvochtigheid voor het uitbroeden van de meeste watervogeleieren is 55% voor grondbroeders en 40% bij holenbroeders. De temperatuur is meestal 37,4° C. Stel ventilatie in zoals aanbevolen door de fabrikant van de broedmachine. Eieren moeten minimaal 4 keer per dag automatisch of met de hand worden gedraaid. Naarmate de vrucht zich ontwikkelt, verliest het ei water en wordt de luchtzak groter. Bij normale ontwikkeling van een ei met een incubatietijd van 27-30 dagen neemt de luchtzak ongeveer een derde van het ei in beslag, dit bij drie dagen voor uitkomst. Reinheid is van vitaal belang en idealiter moet de luchtvochtigheid worden verhoogd tot 65% nadat de eerste tekenen van uitkomst zichtbaar worden.

Aanbevolen passende ringmaat voor de Bar-headed goose is 16 mm.
De gesloten pootring kan alleen aangebracht worden bij een jonge goose van ongeveer 12-14 dagen oud.

It doesn't matter what leg that you band, but it's good to have a consistent system.
Suggested: Left leg = Female, Right leg = Male
Lundi Micro Regular
Lundi Micro Regular
Lundi Micro Regular

Floatable special rearing feed for all types of aquatic ornamental fowl - especially for the cultivation of trees as well as greening ducks.

This well-balanced complete feed with 20% protein content convinces above all by its good compatibility and forms the basis for visibly healthy growth from day one.

Made exclusively from wholesome and selected raw materials, Lundi Micro Regular is also ideally suited for the year-round feeding of waterfowl.

Lundi Regular
Lundi Regular
Lundi Regular
Lundi Regular
Lundi Regular

Lundi Regular with a protein content of 20%, valuable Spirulina and high-quality by-products is optimally balanced in its composition maintenance food for water ornamental fowl of all kinds. Especially green teal and Whistling ducks that are not dependent on a very high protein content, are well supplied.

Lundi Regular contains all the minerals and vitamins in full form that are important for the animals. Therefore also suitable as breeding food.

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