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Egyptian Goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus

Description:

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. When it is aroused, either in alarm or aggression, the white begins to show. In flight or when the wings are fully spread in aggression the white is conspicuous.

Habitat:

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

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3 Comments

This is perfect for the Birds of Israel mission, please consider adding it:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1047...

gperocho
gperocho 9 years ago

thanks karen :-)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Nice photo & good info!

gperocho
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Tel Aviv, מחוז תל אביב, Israel

Spotted on Jan 26, 2012
Submitted on Jan 26, 2012

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