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Abstract

Under semi-natural conditions, behavioural schedules differ in juvenile and adult Bar-headed geese and in pairs with and without goslings. Goslings also interfere in the pair's synchronisation of behavioural actions. Three families and two pairs (10 adults and 18 juveniles) were observed. The observations were performed once or twice a month on 2–5 successive days. On these days a family's activities were recorded once every 20 min between sunrise and sunset. The results are discussed with respect to findings in wild-living Bar-headed geese and other goose species.