Alopochen aegyptiacus

Egyptian goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus, Nilgans, Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT0428
Alopochen aegyptiacus, Nilgans, Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT0429
Alopochen aegyptiacus, Nilgans, Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT0430
Alopochen aegyptiacus, Nilgans, Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT0432
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VODH00174
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VODH00175
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VODH00176
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VODH00177
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VODH00178
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VODH00179
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01148
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01149
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01143
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01139
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01140
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01142
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01144
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01145
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01146
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01147
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01117
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01219
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01118
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01181
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01182
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01119
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01135
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01134
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01136
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01165
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01179
Alopochen aegyptiacus,Nilgans,Egyptian goose
code: VVOFT01180


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Exif ImageDescription: Alopochen aegyptiacus, Nilgans, Egyptian goose

The Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae....This 63-73 cm long species breeds widely in Africa except deserts and dense forests, and is locally abundant. They are found mostly in the Nile Valley and south of the Sahara. It is also introduced elsewhere; Great Britain has a self-sustaining feral population, dating back to the 18th century, though only formally added to the British list in 1971. In Britain, it is found mainly in East Anglia, in parkland with lakes. This is a largely terrestrial species, which will also perch readily on trees and buildings. It swims well, and in flight looks heavy, more like a goose than a duck, hence the English name. This is a territorial species in the breeding season, and will nest in a large variety of situations. Egyptian Geese pair for life. 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. Egyptian geese typically eat seeds, leaves, grasses, and plant stems. Occasionally, they will eat locusts, worms, or other small animals. Egyptian geese were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians, and appeared in much of their artwork. The Egyptian Goose is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.Source:Wikipedia



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