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goose Egyptian Goose

Latin name:  Alopochen aegyptiacus

Size:  approx 70cm

Distribution:  Found mainly in the southern half of England - especially in Norfolk

Months seen:  All year round

Habitat:  Rivers, ponds and lakes

Food:  Grass and seeds

Special features:  Egyptian geese are mainly grey and pale brown in colour.  They have a dark brown patch over each eye (absent in juveniles) and a dusty pink coloured bill.  There is a green, and a white patch on each wing.  The breast has a dark brown spot in the centre (absent in juveniles) and the legs are a dull red colour.  Male and female Egyptian geese look similar.

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