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Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose

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Mark Billiau.


Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

Egyptian Goose

The Egyptian goose is native to Africa, especially the Nile Valley in Egypt and south of the Sahara desert.

In Western Europe, this species was introduced in the 18th century with well established feral populations as result.

This bird was considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians and appeared in much of their artworks.

Dutch name : Nijlgans
German name : Nilgans
Latin name : Alopochen aegyptiacus

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