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Egyptian Goose - Alopochen Aegyptiacus

 

Once common along the entire Nile valley and regarded as sacred in ancient times, the Egyptian Goose is no longer an easy bird to see in the country from which it takes its name, as it is largely confined to upper Egypt. It is, however, widespread and common throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with introduced populations firmly established in England, Holland, Belgium and France. Concerns over conflict with native species has led to restrictions on keeping them in Britain and Europe.

 

This distinctive small goose is a member of the shelduck family. In the wild it is invariably found in pairs or family parties, while flocks of 50 or more can be found after the breeding season. The sexes are similar: both have a conspicuous chestnut patch encircling the eyes, giving them a somewhat piratical appearance, while the brilliant white forewing is obvious when they fly.

 

The UK Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 came into force on Sunday 1st December. The Order implements requirements contained in EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species, which sets out rules to prevent and minimise the impact of the introduction and spread of non-native animals and plants across the EU. The Order makes it an offence, amongst other things, to import, keep, sell, transport, breed or release into the environment, any of the listed plants and animals. Invasive alien waterfowl currently covered by this Order are Egyptian Geese and Ruddy Ducks Oxyura jamaicensis.

  

This one is for Yannis who loves all things Egyptian. Taken in Hyde Park, it was great to get back here after a year and on such a lovely sunny day. Two of the goslings are blonde, I believe the father was but has been usurped by another.

Egyptian Goose.

 

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Egyptian Goose - Alopochen Aegyptiacus

 

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Nymphaea caerulea, known primarily as blue lotus (or blue Egyptian lotus), but also blue water lily (or blue Egyptian water lily), and sacred blue lily, is a water lily in the genus Nymphaea. Like other species in the genus, the plant contains the psychoactive alkaloid aporphine (not to be confused with apomorphine). It was known to the Ancient Egyptian civilization.Its original habitat may have been along the Nile and other parts of East Africa. It spread more widely in ancient times, including to the Indian subcontinent and Thailand. The flowers open in the morning, rising to the surface of the water, then close and sink at dusk.In fact, the flower buds rise to the surface over a period of two to three days, and when ready, open around 9:30 am and close about 3:00 pm. The flowers and buds do not rise above the water in the morning, nor do they submerge at night. The flowers have pale bluish-white to sky-blue or mauve petals, smoothly changing to a pale yellow in the centre of the flower.

Egyptian Nights

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This little calcite figurine of an hippopotamus from Egypt is 5 000 years old.

 

On display at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen.

Nymphaea caerulea, known primarily as blue lotus (or blue Egyptian lotus), but also blue water lily (or blue Egyptian water lily), and sacred blue lily, is a water lily in the genus Nymphaea.

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Aqua Bowl Park

Nilgans / Egyptian Goose / Ganso del Nilo /

Alopochen aegyptiaca

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Aqua Bowl Park

exhibition from Torino museum

Nilgans in den Rheinauen

Egypte, 2018.

Au loin une ville nouvelle...

The Egyptian geese stayed in Zweibrücken during the winter and have already had chicks

Nymphaea lotus, the white Egyptian lotus is a floating leafed macrophte and water lily, native to Africa and specific areas in Europe. This flower often appears in ancient Egyptian decorations. They believed that the lotus flower gave them strength and power; remains of the flower have been found in the burial tomb of Ramesses II. Located at the fountain and pond at historic John Wright Stanley garden, Tryon Palace, New Bern, North Carolina

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Egyptian goose ♀ | German name: Niilgans ♀

 

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae - Alopochen

Alopochen aegyptiaca | Linnaeus, 1766

 

Here's her gosling

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Egyptian locust

Anacridium aegyptium

 

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Palmela, Setúbal, Portugal.

Egyptian goose on Hollow Pond

Egyptian Goose - Alopochen Aegyptiaca

 

This Egyptian Goose was generating a lot of interest at Hartlepool today as they are quite scarce in the North East of England.

Egyptian Goose - Alopochen Aegyptiaca

Egyptian geese enjoying the sunshine on The Serpentine Hyde Park London.

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

Luxor (Egypt)

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Egyptian Goose - Alopochen Aegyptiaca

Egypte 2018. J'ai tut de même pris quelques photos de hiéroglyphes...

A up-close view of Egyptian Star Cluster (Pentas lanceolata) at the Tucson Botanical Gardens in Tucson, Arizona. Macro.

Front view of "Temple of Debod", an ancient Egyptian temple that was dismantled in the south of Aswan and rebuilt in Madrid, Spain in 1968.

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exhibition from Torino museum

Egyptian hieroglyphics inside British Museum.

Taken at RSPB Snettisham

 

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An ancient Egyptian Magician creating a magic spell

exhibition from Torino museum

Egyptian Goose - Alopochen Aegyptiaca

Egyptian Goose * Kolgans

This is not a black and white photo!

Radiograph of Egyptian Starcluster + Iohexol.

 

Attracts butterflies to the garden.

Egyptian Goose gosling

Egyptian goose

Alopochen aegyptiaca

Nijlgans

  

The Egyptian goose 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,..It was introduced as an ornamental wildfowl species and has escaped into the wild, now successfully breeding in a feral state.

Egypte, bord de Nil, étape à Edfou.

2018

.........one of a pair seen today at the local nature reserve. Nikon D500/500mm PF.

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