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Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 17,500,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 17,500,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.8 - - -
Trend justification: The overall trend is decreasing, although some populations may be stable (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Algeria Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Angola Native Extant      
Austria Introduced Extant      
Belgium Introduced Extant Yes    
Benin Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Botswana Native Extant      
Burkina Faso Native Extant      
Burundi Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
China (mainland) Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Congo Native Extant      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant      
Côte d'Ivoire Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Cyprus Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Denmark Introduced Extant Yes    
Djibouti Native Extant      
Egypt Native Extant      
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant      
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
France Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Gabon Native Extant      
Gambia Native Extant      
Ghana Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Guinea Native Extant      
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant      
Hungary Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Israel Native Extinct Yes    
Kenya Native Extant      
Lesotho Native Extant      
Malawi Native Extant      
Mali Native Extant      
Malta Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Mauritania Native Extant      
Mozambique Native Extant      
Namibia Native Extant      
Netherlands Introduced Extant Yes    
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Qatar Unknown Extant      
Rwanda Native Extant      
Senegal Native Extant      
Somalia Native Extant      
South Africa Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant Yes    
Spain Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Sudan Native Extant      
Swaziland Native Extant      
Tanzania Native Extant      
Togo Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Tunisia Native Extant      
Uganda Native Extant      
United Arab Emirates Introduced Extant      
United Kingdom Introduced Extant      
Zambia Native Extant Yes    
Zimbabwe Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
South Africa Kamfers Dam site factsheet
Zambia Kafue Flats site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 4000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Alopochen aegyptiaca. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Anatidae (Ducks, geese and swans)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1766)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 17,500,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions