Today our Birdorable Bonanza continues with the addition of a striking species of waterfowl. We proudly welcome the Egyptian Goose to our cute bird family! This is an intriguing and elegant bird that gracefully swims in the waterways of Africa and elsewhere. Originating from the Nile Valley,... Read more »
The Egyptian Goose is an intriguing and elegant bird that gracefully adorns the waterways of Africa and beyond. It originates from the Nile Valley of Egypt, and its name in several languages reflects this -- in Danish, Dutch, Spanish and other languages the name translates to "Nile Goose".
This striking waterfowl, with its distinctive eye patches and chestnut-colored markings, is a common sight along rivers, lakes, and wetlands of its range. This adaptable bird, now found as far afield as parts of Europe, is known not only for its beauty but also for its assertive demeanor, especially when it comes to protecting its territory.
Despite its name, the Egyptian Goose is not a true goose, but rather a member of the related shelduck family.