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Bar-headed Goose

Anser indicus (Latham, 1790)

Горный гусь | Ақбас қаз

VKO Katon-Karagay
© Vladimir Vorobyov


Status not clear. At beginning of ХХ century probably nested on Markakol’ lake (Berezovikov, 1989a), where obtained 27 July 1900. Occasionally observed on Kaskelen River near Almaty, 29 May 1951 (Grachev, 1953), in Zaysan depression in early August 1946 (Samusev, 1958), north of Zaysan in September 1914 and on Kurgaldzhin lakes 3 July 1985, moulting bird, and in October 2000 (Andrusenko, 1986a; Koshkin, 2002) and at Dzharkent 13 April 1913. I.A.Dolgushin (1960) supposed breeding probably in Saur ridge and upper Tekes River, but this not confirmed up to present. At Bayankol obtained 25 April 1902. A pair of birds at source of Kegen’ river observed on 8 June 1993 (Kovshar, Gubin, 1993a). One bird recorded at Bartagoy reservoir 16 May 2004 (Kovshar, 2005). A single adult goose was feeding on the southern shore of Lake Alakol on May 25, 2018 (Berezovikov, Filimonov 2018). <br>


Accidental vagrant, which was obtained and recorded in April – May and August – October.


Рябицев В. К., Ковшарь А. Ф., Ковшарь В. А., Березовиков Н. Н. «Полевой определитель птиц Казахстана», Алматы, 2014. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005.


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