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Egyptian Geese

Wild Egyptian Geese

Related to the shelduck, this pale brown and grey goose has distinctive dark brown eye-patches and contrasting white wing patches in flight.

It was introduced as an ornamental wildfowl species and has escaped into the wild, now successfully breeding in a feral state.

Seen frequently on ornamental ponds where it was originally brought.
Now can be seen on gravel pits and lowland lakes and wetlands. The North Norfolk coast holds the highest numbers; also in areas like the Norfolk Broads.

Can be seen all year round
They feed on seeds and grass.

The pair below was photographed above the Wood Pond on The Kenwood Estate on 11/02/2010

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