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Goose, Egyptian

Roberts No: 102

Seems to have increased substantially in Knysna. Large goose-like duck with chestnut and pale grey plumage, pink bill and legs. Feeds by grazing on land. Spends much of day resting on shoreline or mud sandbanks. Wing moult takes place on water.

Family Name:
Alopocken aegyptiacus
Common Name:
Goose, Egyptian
Size:
63 to 73 cm
Status:
Resident