Egyptian Goose

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  1. Chance1

    Chance1 Senior Refuge Member

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    I was at Lake Pleasant on Saturday training my dog when I noticed these 4 birds standing on a sandbar. They were the size of a specklebelly but they each had one rust colored spot on their chest. They took of and flew right by me at 20 yards. When I got home I googled geese and learned they were Egyptian Geese which isn't a goose at all but a shellduck. I wonder what the limit is on them?
     
  2. daves

    daves Senior Refuge Member

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    Sounds like 4 to me. Unless you see more.
     
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    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    ALLSTAR 1 Elite Refuge Member

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    These may have escaped from one of the big Hotel/Casinos in Vegas; they always are bringing in weird stuff to swim around in their fountains.. ie Dennis Rodman, Lady Gaga, etc...
     
  5. Birdup

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    The Phx Zoo does have some egyptian geese maybe they escaped.
    Could it have been a black bellied whistling duck?
    They do look similar to egyption geese. l
    I see the black bellied whistling duck in the summers. Unforunatly never during the duck season.

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    DesertWings Elite Refuge Member

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    Birdup...What a great reference picture!!!!!
     
  7. Chance1

    Chance1 Senior Refuge Member

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    Nope. I live out by the Widlife Zoo and see the black bellied whistling ducks flying around all the time. The lighter colored chest with the single rust colored spot is the main thing I'm going with. I'm 99.9% sure they were Egyptian geese.
     
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    That's really cool.
    Take some pics next time your out there. I would love to see one.
     
  9. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    I shot some in South Africa- they were good sport and good eating. We have both fulvous (tree ducks) and a lesser number of black-bellied ducks here. We've also had sightings of Egyptians- there used to be a captive band here in a zoo but no more...not sure where this last bunch are from. Since they are not listed in the regs, not sure if they are "shootable".
     
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    Cousin shot one 2 years ago in MI. Called DNR and they said it was probably someone's pet and not the first one reported shot in the area. The bird had no markings.

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