Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)

Egyptian Goose

It is a unique, weirdly-patterned goose, but more closely linked to the shelducks. It has a conspicuous dark eye patch on each eye and a brown body. Pairs or family groups are often seen swimming in a variety of wetland habitats, and grazing on shore. Considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians and … Read more

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

Egyptian Vulture

It is a dull, fairish-sized vulture, with a conspicuous somber-looking yellow face. The narrow bill is also yellow, accentuated by a black tip. During its flight, its flight feathers show dark fingers, effectively contrasting with its whitish inner feathers. Frequents open to semiopen regions, preferring cliffs rarely on trees. Like other vultures, … Read more