Egyptian Goose

More waterfowl – this time an Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) :

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This is an African species, which has established feral populations (originally from escaped captive birds) in Eastern England.  Despite its common name, it is not a goose but a duck, related to the Shelduck.

Thanks to Viv Crump for the photo, which was taken at Attenborough Nature Reserve.

 

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