Bar-headed Goose / Anser indicus

Bar-headed Goose / Anser indicus

Bar-headed Goose

SCI Name:  Anser indicus
Protonym:  Anas indica IndexOrn. 2 p.839
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bahgoo
Type Locality:  India in winter, and Tibet.
Publish Year:  1790
IUCN Status:  


(Anatidae; Ϯ Grey-lag Goose A. anser) L. anser, anseris  goose; the Grey-lag Goose is the wild ancestor of European domestic geese, the Swan Goose A. cygnoides having played the same rôle for Chinese domestic geese; "Anser. Genus 106.  ...  Genus Anserinum.  Genre de l'Oye.  ... Tous les Oiseaux de ce genre ont une petite membrane tout le long du côté intérieur du doigt intérieur. Ils ont aussi la partie inférieure des jambes dégarnie de plumes.   ...   **1. L'OYE DOMESTIQUE.  Anser versicolor . . .ANSER DOMESTICUS." (Brisson 1760): based on numerous descriptions of domestic and wild geese, including "Anser domesticus" and "Anser ferus" of Gessner 1555, "Anser vulgaris" of Linnaeus 1748, and Anser ferus Linnaeus, 1758; "Anser Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 58. Type, by tautonymy, Anser domesticus = Anser anser Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 146).   
Synon. Chen, Chionochen, Cygnopsis, Eulabeia, Exanthemops, Marilochen, Melanonyx, Philacte, Sarcopogon.

L. anser, anseris  goose; "61. ANAS.  ...  Anser.  7. A. rostro semicylindrico, corpore supra cinereo subtus pallidiore, collo striato. Fn. svec. 90.   α. Anser ferus. Gesn. av. 158. Aldr. orn. l. 19. c. 18. Will. orn. 274. t. 69. Raj. av. 136.   β. Anser domesticus. Gesn. av. 141. Will. orn. 273. t. 75. Raj. av. 136.   γ. Anser canadensis fuscus maculatus. Edw. av. 153. t. 153.  Habitat in Europa & America maxime borealiCollum striatum. Annulus albus ad basin rostri in spontaneo; migrat per phalanges; filo arcetur. Mas 1 feminis 4; inde Pennæ, Plumæ, Anser durateus, Jus spartanum, Jecur sicatum." (Linnaeus 1758) (Anser).

L. Indicus  Indian  < India  India. In early ornithology the term Indiis was also applied to the East Indies and, less frequently, to the West Indies and the Guianas.
● India and Tibet; ex “Barred-headed Goose” of Latham 1787 (Anser).
● Erroneous TL. India (= South Carolina) (syn. Baeolophus bicolor).
● Java; ex “Javan Hawk” of Latham 1781 (Butastur).
● ex “Indian Goatsucker” of Latham 1787 (Caprimulgus).
● ex “Drongolon” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 174, and “Long-tailed Shrike” of Latham 1822 (syn. Dicrurus macrocercus).
● ex "Psittaca indica coccinea” of Brisson, “Perruche des Indes orientales” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 143, “Lori Perruche violet et rouge” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Indian Lory” of Latham 1781 (syn. Eos histrio).
● ex “Lohaujung Heron” of Latham 1787 (syn. Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus).
● ex “Eastern black Cuckow” of Lastham 1787 (syn. Eudynamys scolopaceus).
● ex “Grand Vautour des Indes” of Sonnerat 1782 (Gyps).
● ex “Indian Curucui” of Latham 1787 (?syn. Harpactes fasciatus).
● ex “Merle des Indes orientales” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 273, fig. 2 (syn. Lalage nigra).
● ex “Smallest red and green Indian Paroquet” of Edwards 1743-1751, “Psittacula indica” of Brisson 1760, and “Red and green indian Parrot” of Latham 1781 (syn. Loriculus beryllinus).
● ex “Indian Jacana” of Latham 1787 (Metopidius).
● ex “Little Hawk Owl of Ceylon” of Pennant 1769, and “Indian Eared Owl” of Latham 1781 (syn. Otus bakkamoena).
● ex “Gélinote des Indes” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Indian Grous” of Latham 1783 (Pterocles).
● ex “White-chinned Bustard” of Latham 1783, and “Passarage Bustard” of Latham 1787 (Sypheotides).
● ex “Rossignol de muraille des Indes” of Sonnerat 1782 (Tarsiger).
● ex “Bécassine blanche des Indes” of Sonnerat 1776, and “White indian Snipe” of Latham 1785 (?Tringa erythropus).
● Erroneous TL. India (= Gamtoos River, Cape Province, South Africa); ex “Indian Coly” of Latham 1787 (Urocolius).
● ex “Vanneau armé des Indes” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Vanellus).
● ex “Little redwinged Parrakeet” of Edwards 1758-1764, and “Psittaca indica” of Brisson 1760 (unident.).
● India; ex “Sicrin” of Levaillant 1801, pl. 82 (artefact).