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Bar-headed Geese Give Insight Into Low Oxygen Tolerance
2014-04-08 14:58:41

A new study into how the world's highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, is able to survive at extreme altitudes may have future implications for low oxygen medical conditions in humans.

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2011-02-17 10:38:45

Imagine a woman riding a motor scooter down the street while flanked by a large bird flying almost cheek to beak with her.


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2006-03-07 14:44:45

The Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) is easily distinguished from any of the other grey geese of the genus Anser by the character implied by its English name. It is also much paler than the other geese in this genus. Its breeding habitat is in Central Asia and it migrates over the Himalayas to winter in the wetlands of India. It is believed to be the highest flying bird and has been seen at up to 30,000 feet. It lays 3-8 eggs in a nest near mountain lakes. In flight, its call is a...

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