Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spur-Winged Goose

The spur-winged goose is found in sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest African waterfowl and the world's largest wild goose, although it really is a little different than a goose as it has some distinct anatomical features and is classified in its own subfamily. It is actually more like a duck. 
Spur-winged goose in Ngorongoro Crater. Flesh colored legs, white wing patch and red knob on forehead are visible.
They are mainly black with a white face and large white wing patches, and extensive white on the belly and flanks. They have a red bill and males have a red facial patch extending back from the red bill and a knob at on the forehead. They have flesh colored legs. 
White on the underside is visible. 
We saw only one, in the Ngorongoro Crater, and my pictures are poor. 

1 comment:

  1. Here's yet another African creature that looks like he belongs in a Disney cartoon.