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Africa south of the Sahara

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.

HABITATCommon near water but can inhabit open plains
DIETFeeds on crops and young grass and will feed in water and on land
LIFE Expectancy15 years

Fun Fact
The national animal symbol for the Bahamas is the flamingo.
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