Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Egyptian Goose

The Egyptian Goose (Scientific name - Alopochen aegyptiacus) is native to Sub-Saharan Africa. Its name is derived from the fact that it was considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians. It has also been introduced to Great Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
The Egyptian Goose has a brown back with a lighter  belly. The head is whitish with a distinct brown eye patch and yellow eyes. There is also a brown neck ring. Legs and bill are pink.  

Top two photos were taken in August 2010 in Capetown, South Africa. Bottom two photos were taken in March 2013 in Kensington Park, London, England.

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