Insight: The appropriately named Bar-headed Goose is not a native to the British Isles. It’s presence here is almost certainly as a result of escapees from imported collections. However, their numbers are slowly increasing and it seems likely a small resident breeding population will soon be established. Native to Central Asia they are the centre of much scientific study due to their ability to fly at extreme altitudes as they pass over the Himalaya mountains on migration.
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