Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Egyptian Goose



Last week as we left the little petrol station in a holiday resort, Grant pointed out that the Egyptian Geese wandering around the campsites had young. Well, it was probably two weeks ago. This morning when we stopped at the petrol pumps again, I noticed the same flock of geese.  They were a lot bigger than a fortnight ago but I decided to photograph them.

The Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family (Anatidae). It is native to Africa south of the Sahara and the Nile Valley.
Egyptian geese were considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians, and appeared in much of their artwork. They have been raised for food and extensively bred in parts of Africa since they were domesticated by the ancient Egyptians. Because of their popularity chiefly as an ornamental bird, escapees are common and small feral populations have become established in Western Europe. 

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  1. Wow, the goslings have grown very large so quickly.

  2. Hello, Jo! It is neat to see these wild Egyptian Geese. I have only seen them in zoos. They are beautiful. Great sighting and photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  3. Beautiful to see those Egyptian Geese:)

  4. Very colorful!
    It is amazing how fast baby geese grow up

  5. I have not seen or heard of these birds.

  6. I like the way they look. Quite different from Canada geese.


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