Nonnatives - Bar-headed Goose

Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1995

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to India and Tibet.

Habitats: Lakes

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Saint Johns 1995   Not reported breeding 2 banded and tame birds.

References

Pranty, B. 1995b. Field observations [spring report: March to May 1995]. Florida Field Naturalist 23:99-108.

Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

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