Alopochen aegyptiacus L.

Egyptian Goose
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Description 1

A 70 cm and 2-2.5 kg bird, with a wing span of up to 1.5 m (slightly larger in males). Brown-reddish plumage on the dorsal and wings, a chestnut red/beige chest with thin grey-brown lines The base of the neck has a dark chestnut red strip as if it were a collar. Large brown-red marks around the eyes. Robust, pinkish or reddish coloured webbed feet.

Biology 1

They generally nest in the soil, often on small islands although also in caves, dens, among reeds, in trees and even on buildings. They feed on grass, seeds, insects, worms, etc.

Habitat 1

Lakes and rivers. They can be found within wetlands which, generally, have trees and shrubs.

Sources 1

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species and Document sheets of the Exotic Invasive Species Act 630/2013 (GEIB)

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Birds 1

http://www.mapama.gob.es/es/biodiversidad/temas/conservacion-de-especies/especies-exoticas-invasoras/ce_eei_aves.aspx

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://natusfera.gbif.es/guide_taxa/1980

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