Egyptian goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
vegetarian (grass, grains, leaves)
rivers, lakes, wetlands
Male Egyptian geese can be aggressive during the breeding season. Their courtship displays are noisy and extremely lively.
Couples generally build their nest near water and a source of food (cultivated fields, prairies), either on the ground or in a tree. Only females incubate the eggs.
It’s not easy to distinguish male and female Egyptian geese, but their cries are slightly different: males have a hoarse whistle whereas female cries are more like cackles.
Status in the wild (Source: IUCN)
- Not evaluatedNE
- Data deficientDD
- Least concernLC
- Near threatenedNT
- Critically endangeredCR
- Extinct in the wildEW