This species breeds widely in Africa except in deserts and dense forests. They are found mostly in the Nile Valley and south of the Sahara.Egyptian Geese were domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians and figured prominently in Egyptian art of that period. They and Sacred Ibises were considered sacred.
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- Brown and White
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
Romans and Greeks also kept them as domestic poultry.
It has also been introduced elsewhere: Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany, the British population dating back to the 18th century, though only formally added to the British list in 1971. In Britain, it is found mainly in East Anglia, in parkland with lakes.