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Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)

Afrikaans: Kolgans
Deutsch: Nilgans
English: Egyptian Goose
Español: Alopochen aegyptiacus
Suomi: Afrikanhanhi
Français : Ouette d'Égypte
Galego: Ganso do Exipto
עברית: יאורית מצרית
Magyar: Nílusi lúd
日本語: エジプトガン
Lietuvių: Egiptinė žąsis
Bahasa Melayu: Burung Angsa Mesir
Nederlands: Nijlgans
Norsk bokmål: Niland
Polski: Gęsiówka egipska
Português: Ganso-do-egipto
Svenska: Nilgås
Türkçe: Mısır kazı
Date 7 December 2008
Author Andreas Trepte

The Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) is a member of the duck, goose, and swan family Anatidae. It is native to Africa south of the Sahara and the Nile Valley.

Egyptian geese were considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians, and appeared in much of their artwork. They have been raised for food and extensively bred in parts of Africa since they were domesticated by the ancient Egyptians. Because of their popularity chiefly as ornamental bird, escapees are common and small feral populations have become established in Western Europe.

The Egyptian goose is believed to be most closely related to the shelducks (genus Tadorna) and their relatives, and is placed with them in the subfamily Tadorninae. It is the only extant member of the genus Alopochen, which also contains closely related prehistoric and recently extinct species.

Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Alopochen
Species: Alopochen aegyptiaca (Linnaeus, 1766)
Synonyms: Alopochen aegyptiacus (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Scientific Name: Alopochen aegyptiaca (Linnaeus, 1766)
Common Names: Egyptian Goose
French: Ouette d’Égypte, Oie d'Egypte; German: Nilgans; Spanish: Ganso del Nilo
Taxonomy: Anas aegyptiaca Linnaeus, 1766, Egypt.
Synonyms: Alopochen aegyptiacus (Linnaeus, 1766)
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