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EGYPTIAN GEESE

EGYPTIAN GEESE

Alopochen aegyptiacus

Egyptian Geese are capable of flight, but prefer to stay on the ground where they will feed on grass, seeds and water plants. The male and female look alike, but males tend to be larger. The best way to tell them apart is by their calls; the males will hiss, whereas the females will honk. The females make the nests which consist of leaves, reeds and down. The chicks will leave the nest within six hours of hatching, but the adults remain incredibly protective over their young and will fiercely attack any predators, which include baboons and African Fish Eagles.

Egyptian Geese are very common in the African bush and are comfortable in wetlands, croplands and even urban areas.

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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Fauna and Flora

Mammals, birds, insects and an abundance of plant life can be found at Inverdoorn from giant elephants and fat hippos to floating butterflies and a colourful array of flowers in the spring. The Karoo is a biodiversity hotspot and forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thousands of Animals

Whether you are searching for the celebrated Big 5 or are an avid bird-watcher, your trip to Inverdoorn will not leave you disappointed. White rhinos graze with African buffaloes, whilst wildebeest frolic in the background. Giraffes are gentle and magnificent giants who will even allow guests to walk among them. South Africa Shellducks and Egyptian Geese splash together through the water and flamingos have been spotted at Inverdoorn during their migration.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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