This week's featured bird is neither a goose nor is it seen only in Egypt - the Egyptian goose is actually a large duck, and while it is native to Africa, it is also frequently seen in feral colonies or escaped from waterfowl and aviary collections in Europe and North America. Boldly marked and colorful, these birds are easy to recognize once you are familiar with them.
Have you seen an Egyptian goose? Share your sightings in the comments!
Photo © Linda Hartley