The Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiacus) - also known as Nil Geese named for their place of origin (the Nile Valley in Africa) - are large, very distinctive waterbirds with conspicuous dark chocolate-brown eye patches.
These water birds are excellent swimmers, but are mostly terrestrial and can be seen perching on trees and buildings.
Their maximum recorded lifespan in captivity is 25 years.
The ancient Egyptians considered the Egyptian Geese sacred and these geese appeared in much of their artwork.
The Egyptian Goose is legally protected under the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA). www.beautyofbirds.com/egyptiangeese.html
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Thanks for your views, comments and critiques, much appreciated!
December 26, 2017