adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2006-12-03)

Egyptian Goose
Alopochen aegyptiaca

Native Range: Africa

Notes: introduced into North America where it frequents manicured parks and ponds; upright posture and many plumage features make this a highly distinctive bird.

dorsal view (California, USA; 2006-12-03)

dark brown eye patch, rusty color on wings (South Africa; 2007-07-03)

large white wing patches in flight (South Africa; 2007-06-28)

courting (California, USA; 2006-01-28)

more ardent courting (California, USA; 2006-01-28)

adult with gosling (California, USA; 2007-08-12)

gosling (California, USA; 2007-08-12)

white wing patch not visible when swimming (South Africa; 2007-07-03)

large white wing patch; salmon legs (South Africa; 2007-07-03)