Thursday, July 19, 2018

Egyptian Goose

I've previously done a post on the Egyptian Goose. We saw them in multiple places in Africa, but we got such good photos in South Africa at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens outside Cape Town that I'm just using them. We were there in the late afternoon with light that enhanced the beautiful colors. 
We saw a group of them skirmishing which was a lot of fun to watch. 

I thought this was a female until reading that the sexes look the same. 
Their eyes are haunting. 
To look at the photos you would think that males are a different color than females, but that's not the case. There is a fair amount of variation in plumage tone and some birds are more gray and some are more brown, but it has nothing to do with sex or age. 
This goose was in a tree making a racket. It took us a while to pinpoint it. 

1 comment:

  1. Nice to be relatively close to a rather large, noisy, and active group. It was a lot different than our first encounter with them!