Alopochen aegyptiaca

Egyptian Goose - Introduced to Britain from Africa.There is a fair amount of variation in plumage tone, with some birds greyer and others browner. The bird is actually a duck but is more Goose shaped. Hence the English name. The Egyptian Goose was introduced about three centuries ago. The Egyptians kept them as poultry and was considered sacred by them. These were photographed at Attenborough Nature Reserve Nottinghamshire England.

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