Bar-headed geese enjoy roller-coaster ride over Himalayas

January 16, 2015 9:43 AM

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Bar-headed geese enjoy roller-coaster ride over Himalayas

Following the contours of the mountain saves the birds precious energy, and also improves their chances of catching an updraft.

Every year as snow and ice descend upon the Mongolian plains, bar-headed geese leave their breeding grounds and fly over the tallest mountain range in the world to southeastern Tibet and India. And new research suggests they have an unique way of scaling the Himalayas.

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