The Bar Headed Geese, scientifically known as Anser indicus, is known for flying at extremely high altitudes across the Himalayas. The Bar-headed goose is pale grey and can be easily differentiated from the other grey geese.
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Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary
Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary is a protected area, spread over 21.47 square km, in Tamil Nadu. The sanctuary is located adjacent to and east of Point Calimere or Kodaikarai. The sanctuary is surrounded by swampy backwaters and salt pans from the west and north, the Palk Strait from the south, and the Bay of Bengal from the east.
Himalayan Griffon vulture spotted at Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary
Himalayan Griffon vulture was also recently spotted at the Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary. The huge vulture was spotted after 12 years in the sanctuary after the year 2008. IUCN has designated Himalayan Griffon vulture as a ‘Near Threatened’ species on its IUCN Red List.