Egyptian Goose

Egyptian geese use a surprisingly wide variety of nest sites including the ground, burrows, ledges, cliffs and the abandoned nests of other species.

It is difficult to distinguish a male Egyptian goose from a female on sight. However, they have distinctive vocalizations; the males hiss, while females cackle.

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

Common near water but can inhabit open plains

Diet

Feeds on crops and young grass and will feed in water and on land

Location

Africa south of the Sahara