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Egyptian Goose

Escapes from collections are becoming an increasing problem and the continuing spread of this species is causing concern 

Photograph by: 
Ian Ballam

There are no nature notes for this species 


Common Name Egyptian Goose
Scientific Name Alopochen aeqyptiacus
Species Group Birds Geese
Status Feral
Interest Level
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An unusually buff and red coloured goose

Identification Notes


  • This is a feral species that has probably escaped from a collection

  • It is only really only of interest for its curiosity value

  • However populations of these species need to be monitored to detect potential problems

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Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Birds Geese