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Nature’s Corner – Egyptian geese grazing near Skukuza

Egyptian geese are fairly common all over Africa and feral populations have even been established in Europe, Great Britain, the USA and New Zealand. Especially during the breeding season, they may become quite vicious, which does not endear them to the patrons of golf courses. They eat seeds, leaves, grasses, plant stems, insects and aquatic invertebrates as can be seen here. Females are apparently more noisy than males … no comment. They pair for life and both birds take turns to incubate their eggs.

Enjoy the call of the fish eagle in the background!

What is your favourite sound that reminds you of Africa?

The footage has once again been provided by Katie and André of Two-V Productions. We thank them for their great videos. Please subscribe to their YouTube channel and follow their Facebook page. Books in their Op Vlerke series can be ordered from Kraal Uitgewers and should be available in the shops in the rest camps of the Kruger National Park soon. Number four in the series is available now! Please note that the books are published in Afrikaans only.

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