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Egyptian Goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus

Description:

A goose near capetown south africa

1 Species ID Suggestions

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago
Egyptian goose
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose


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3 Comments

lulakabula
lulakabula 10 years ago

In South Africa they gather in huge flocks and chill in the fields, especially the wheat fields. Some people think they are a pest and want to hunt them and cook them for lunch. I do not think they are a pest, but I am not sure. Don't they just come down here for a season then go back up again?

MattSalzberg
MattSalzberg 10 years ago

Thanks!

suzannageorgina
suzannageorgina 10 years ago

Egyptian Geese are usually found inland and close to water.
They range through the Nile Valley and deep into Africa south of the Equator. They can also be found in isolated regions along the east and south coasts of the Mediterranean Sea.

MattSalzberg
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MattSalzberg

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 27, 2010
Submitted on Feb 11, 2011

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