Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52481

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus:Alopochen
Genus species:Alopochen aegyptiacus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:63-73 cm
Identification:The Egyptian goose is a buff color with darker upper parts, white forewings, long pink legs, a pale head with a dark brown collar, and brown patches on the face and belly.
Habitat:Wetlands
Diet:Herbivore: grass, leaves, seeds
Reproduction:Egyptian geese are year-long breeders, although most nest during the spring/end of the dry season. They are also sustained monogamists. Nests are built in dense vegetation on shore, in caves or trees.
These birds will gather at communal feeding grounds around sunset each day. During the nonbreeding season, the birds will form large flocks.
Behavior:Cliffs, buildings, and trees serve as common perches and roosts.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:This is the most widespread waterfowl species in Africa.

Other Information

Geographic:Sub-Saharan Africa Date:1966-12 Subjects:Egyptian goose
duck-like bird
Geese
Anatidae
Anseriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Water birds
Waterfowls