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Egyptian Goose

©Delores J. Knowles 2008 -- Egyptian Goose ( Alopochen aegyptiacus ) This small colorful goose is sometimes mistaken for a duck. Although Egyptian Geese originated in Africa where they are very common, it is now distributed worldwide. They have been in Great Britain and North America since the late 1700’s. They prefer almost any wetlands and feed primarily on grasses, seeds, plant stems, and occasional small worms and insects. They like to nest in holes in mature trees although they adapt to just about any situation, and they usally pair for life. Photographed in Lake County, Florida

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Tahnja Wolter 10 Mar 2008

what a stunning creature. I'm just stunned. You are really, really awesome

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comments on my Black Swan and Egyptian Goose images.

Jeanne Santiago 21 Feb 2008

Such a gorgeous bird!!! Excellent shot!

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Egyptian Goose image.

Joke Schotting 20 Feb 2008

A beautiful picture Delores!!

Timothy Hughes 19 Feb 2008

A beautiful picture

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Egyptian Goose image.

Gabrielle Stahlie 19 Feb 2008

A wonderful animal and a very good photo!

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Egyptian Goose image.