Campus Units

Botany, Botany

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1987

Journal or Book Title

Wildfowl

Volume

38

First Page

94

Last Page

102

Abstract

More than 6,000 geese overwinter in the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. The Eastern Greylag Goose Anser anser rubrirostris is the most common goose, with a peak population of about 5,000 birds. They arrive in the Park by early November and leave by mid March, a pattern which is typical of northern India (Ali and Ripley 1968). The Barheaded Goose Anser indicus at between 500 -1,000 individuals is less numerous. They arrive in numbers by late December and leave by mid April. This goose has undergone a significant population decline in the past several decades (Gole 1982).

Comments

This article is published as Middleton, Beth A., and A. G. Van der Valk. "The food habits of greylag and barheaded geese in the Keoladeo National Park, India." Wildfowl 38 (1987): 94-102.

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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Language

en

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