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Egyptian Goose

Bill Oddie presents the Egyptian goose.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Bill Oddie presents the Egyptian goose. Although Egyptian geese are common throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa and in Egypt, they are now officially a British bird. These striking birds attracted the attention of wildfowl collectors and the first geese were brought to the UK in the 17th century. By the 1960's it became obvious that the geese were breeding in the wild in East Anglia and since then they've spread in south and eastern England.

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Tue 7 Aug 2018 05:58

Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

Webpage image courtesy of Guy Rogers (rspb-images.com)

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