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.


At A Glance


Common near water but can inhabit open plains


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


Africa south of the Sahara