Author 'Nicoledesplat' (Id 198463 ) : It is pretty this 'Goose of Egypt' among the white pelicans of the Zoological Park of Beauval, I chose this photo because of its épouillage, it suggests its feathers hidden.
Egyptian mythology had the Goose of Egypt' as the bird of Geb, God of Earth.
Widely domesticated throughout ancient Egypt, its eggs (5 to 8 per spawning) were sacred ; on the other hand, his flesh was very popular and it engraissait to cook a kind of foie gras.
The female is recognisable to its cancanements blows trumpet, contrasting with the calls mild and veiled male. This bird can live up to 10/15 years, all the same.