Migration is the most enjoyable phase for a Goose. The bar-headed geese are famous for their incredible migration
A research reveals that these birds take ride on a Himalayan roller coaster in order to save energy for migration. The journey at low altitude gives them energy to fly millions of mountainous regions.
Generally, Bar-headed geese are found in Central Asia. They can effortlessly fly more than 6,000 meters (20,000 feet). Every year, these birds migrate from southern grounds of Mongolia to the southern Indian.
Researchers carried out an experiment to determine the flying tactics of bar headed geese. They placed 30 devices, which can record the body movement, heart rate and altitude, on the bodies of around 30 geese. Afterwards, they got hold of 17 of them when they finished their migration.
Later on, the data revealed the unique flight strategies of these birds. It shows that geese make use of a distinctive method to scale the Himalayas. The birds follow these flying strategies in order to conserve the energy
Earlier, researcher used to believe that geese follow the idea of a jet planet in their migration.
Charles Bishop, the co-author of the study states that the new research cleared out the misconception regarding the flying level of geese. Surprisingly, the study uncovers that these species hardly fly above the ground.
The report is published in detail in Journal Science.