The eye of Egyptian goose


Egyptian Goose - Afrikanhanhi

No, I didn’t photograph this bird in Egypt – though the name so implies – but in South Africa in Augrabies Falls National Park. Egyptian goose can be found almost everywhere south of Sahara in in the Nile valley. They were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians, and appeared in much of their artwork (thus the name, I guess).

And I like it’s ‘made up’ eye.

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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One Response to The eye of Egyptian goose

  1. Anne says:

    Pairs of Egyptian Geese ‘take charge’ of sources of water all over South Africa and vigorously defend their territory against intruders – be they other birds or even elephants!

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