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Jessica Meir presenting one of her bar-headed geese.
Image by Joel Rabel courtesy Jessica Meir
Taking a stroll.
Image by Katie Kuker courtesy Jessica Meir
Bar-headed goose in flight.
Image by Frank Todd courtesy Jessica Meir
Very young adult bar-headed goose. Almost all of the baby down feathers are gone around the neck.
Image by Katie Kuker courtesy Jessica Meir

Geesuz -- a quack for Everest summit proof?

Posted: Dec 20, 2010 04:43 pm EST

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(By Brooke Meetze: Edit Tina Sjogren) Animals that live in extreme environments often push the limits of their physiological capabilities and may reveal unique adaptations, says Jessica Meir. No, she's not talking about you but the bar-headed goose, one of the only known birds that migrates over Everest. They migrate between their wintering grounds in southern Asia and their breeding grounds in thecentral Asian highlands. For example, one of the migration groups starts out in Siberia and ends up in parts of India, northern...

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