Saturday, March 08, 2014

Egyptian Goose

I thought goose are all in white until I saw this one...
photo was taken in Fish Hoek Beach Cape Town, South Africa

The Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) is a member of the duck, goose, and swan family Anatidae. It is native to Africa south of the Sahara and the Nile Valley.Egyptian Geese were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians, and appeared in much of their artwork. They have been raised for food and extensively bred in parts of Africa since they were domesticated by the ancient Egyptians. Because of their popularity chiefly as ornamental bird, escapes are common and small feral populations have become established in Western Europe. -Wiki  

Mother Goose with Baby Goslings, I was watching them swim freely while waiting for our helicopter tour in Cape Town, South Africa. 

1 comment:

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the goose and the family. The goslings are adorable. Happy weekend!