Spur-Winged Goose (Plectropterus Gambensis)
The Spur-Winged Goose is the large bird belong from the Anatidae bird family. They are the largest world Goose Bird and African waterfowl. Here in this article, you will see the Spur-Winged Goose facts, eggs information, and photos.
The appearance of this Spur-Winged Goose bird is similar as shelducks than true geese. You can use this Spur-Winged Goose Picture to decorate your mobile, desktop and tablet screen or wallpaper.
Spur-Winged Goose Facts
- The Spur-Winged Goose mainly has black feathers on the body, with large white wing patches.
- They also have a white face with the red beak.
- This bird has a larger red facial patch.ers
- The Spur-Winged Goose has a reddish pink leg and feet.
|Spur-Winged Goose Facts||Specification|
|Scientific name||Plectropterus gambensis|
|Length||75–115 cm (30–45 in)|
|Weight||4–6.8 kg (8.8–15.0 lb)|
|wingspan||150 to 200 cm (59 to 79 in)|
|wing chord||42.5 to 55 cm (16.7 to 21.7 in)|
|bill||5.7 to 6.4 cm (2.2 to 2.5 in)|
|tarsus||5.7 to 12 cm (2.2 to 4.7 in)|
|Egg size||67 x 46 mm|
|Egg color||White with the greenish sheen.|
|Incubation period||30-31 days|
|Distribution||Wetlands, sub-Saharan Africa, southern Africa,|
|Habitat||Open grasslands with lakes, seasonal pools, rivers, swamps and river deltas.|
|Food||Vegetative, seeds, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, agricultural grains, fruit, tuberous crops, small fish or insects.|
|Sound||Soft bubbling cherwit.|
|Lifespan||up to 20years|
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