Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
Egyptian Goose, Scheveningen, Netherlands, February 2001 - click for larger image Scheveningen, Netherlands
February 2001

The Egyptian Goose is a bird of sub-Saharan Africa in the main although there is a significant population in the Nile Valley.

They were introduced into Britain in the 17th century and there is now a small feral population of about 400 birds in Norfolk as well as some feral birds in the Netherlands.

I came across this pair in a small area of woodland at the side of the road in Scheveningen near Den Haag.
There are illustrations in HBW, Volume 1, Pages 560 and 586.
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