Birds of the World

Anatidae : Swans, Geese & Ducks

Egyptian Goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus

Nottinghamshire, England - March 2016

Nottinghamshire, England - March 2016

Nottinghamshire, England - October 2011

As its name suggests, Egyptian Geese originated in Africa where it is widely distributed near freshwater lakes and riparian habitats throughout in sub-saharan regions of the continent. Their range extends north into Egypt along the Nile River.

Nottinghamshire, England - February 2013

In the 17th Century the Egyptian Goose was introduced into parts of England. Although it has shown an ability to adapt to the colder climate and the differences in the habitat compared to its sub-tropical origins, the Egyptian Goose has never managed to successfully extend its range within Britain and the current population is about 400. Away from its established population in northern Norfolk, there are other small feral populations scattered about England, such as those found on the Nottinghamshire gravel pits.

Nottinghamshire, England - June 2013

Nottinghamshire, England - November 2009

Nottinghamshire, England - November 2009

Nottinghamshire, England - November 2009

Nottinghamshire, England - November 2009

Nottinghamshire, England - November 2009

Nottinghamshire, England - October 2011

Nottinghamshire, England - October 2011

Nottinghamshire, England - February 2012