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.