egyptian geese

The Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) is member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae, and is the only extant member of the genus Alopochen. mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data suggests that the relationships of Alopochen to Tadorna need further investigation (Sraml et al. 1996).

Two or three species of Alopochen from the Madagascar region have gone extinct in the last 1000 years or so:

Location Kisumu, East Africa, Kenya, Africa
Info F 6.3 1/800 ISO 200 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Country Kenya State East Africa
City Kisumu Weather Sunny
Continent Africa Day Kisumu
Activity Lake Victoria Boat Ride Tour GAP (Great Adventure People)
Date 2007:09:20 09:13:35 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 1697
Height 1273 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 300.0 mm Exposure 1/800
F Number 6.3 ISO 200
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 769.47 m
Latitude -0.123144444444444 Longitude 34.7421777777778
Altitude 72.41182682 m File Size 867 kB
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