Status: No accepted records.
Taxonomy: No subspecies recognized.
Comments: A pair was seen with Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) Feb 1985 in Keith Co, presumed escapees (Cortelyou 1985), and one was in Cedar Co 12-24 Feb 2003. These birds were certainly escapees or released; there is no pattern of vagrancy of this Central Asian species into North America (AOU 1983).
American Ornithologists’ Union [AOU]. 1983. The AOU Check-list of North American birds, 6th ed. Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Cortelyou, R.G. 1985. Three Species of Siberian geese seen in Nebraska (editor’s comments). NBR 53: 3-5.
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2020. Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
Birds of Nebraska – Online
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