The Ashy-headed Goose averages 50-55cm in length (from head to tail). The plumage is pale brown on the back. It has a chestnut neck and black-barred white flanks. The head is grey.
Males and females look alike, except that the male may have reduced or no underparts barring.
Juveniules are duller and have brown heads.
In flight, its black primary wing feathers in flight are visible, with the rest of the wing being white except for a broad green bar.
Calls / Vocalizations
The male's call is a soft whistle, and the female's is a harsh cackle.
Breeding / Nesting
The build their nests in tall grass. The average nest consists of 4 - 6 eggs.