Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Plectropterus
Family: Anatidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
gambensis
NOTES

A large goose to 102 cm. Commonly seen in flocks. Usually rest during the day and feed at night. Eat vegetable matter and can become a pest. The nest is large and made of reeds. It is placed in dense grass or in holes. Breeds from August to May.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A black and white bird with a long neck. Bill red and feet pink
Colour: Black
Notes: White and black plumage
Colour: White
Common Name
Spur winged goose
Wildemakou
Goose
Habitat
NOTES: Often seen near vleis and dams
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Feeds in farmlands
HABITAT NAME: Farm lands
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Alopochen aegyptiacus



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