A large African goose with a dark patch around the eye and either reddish-brown or greyish-brown upper parts.
- Alopochen aegyptiacus, family Anatidae.
- In their tropical African home Egyptian geese frequent rivers, marshes and lakes resorting to a wide range of nesting sites.
- The water birds hovering around the lake include pelicans, spoonbills, Egyptian geese and hammerkops.
- Herons, Egyptian geese, stilts and sandpipers are already frequent visitors to the site.
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