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Egyptian Goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus


The sexes of this striking species are identical in plumage, though the males average slightly larger. There is a fair amount of variation in plumage tone, with some birds greyer and others browner, but this is not sex or age related. A large part of the wings of mature birds is white, but in repose the white is hidden by the wing coverts.


This is a largely terrestrial species, which will also perch readily on trees and buildings.

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gperocho 10 years ago

Welcome Ashish!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing details.. shots are very fine.. Keep it up.. :)

gperocho 10 years ago

@ashishnimkar, i used nikon d7000 with the nikkor 18-105mm kit lens :-) i still need to buy a telephoto lens :-)

@sachin, thank you :-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Fantastic family...
Like to know which camera and lens used...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Wonderful spotting gperocho
Love last two pics,

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תל אביב-יפו, מחוז תל אביב, Israel

Spotted on Mar 26, 2012
Submitted on Mar 27, 2012

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