Say “Hi” to Melvin, an Egyptian Goose (also known as Egyptian Duck) I have become better acquainted with the past couple of weeks in the course of doing some nature photography at the the Putrajaya Wetland Park. Initially apprehensive at my presence and shying away, Melvin soon warmed up to me after a couple of visits, and dared venture closer to me when he could sense I am not a threat. Such a cute and adorable little goose, isn’t he? although he looks a little lonely now wandering around on his own as his mate is brooding. I will be posting more photos of Melvin in various poses in forthcoming posts. Stay tuned!
Native to Africa south of the Sahara and the Nile Valley, the Egyptian Goose were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians, and appeared in much of their artwork. They have been raised for food and extensively bred in parts of Africa since they were domesticated by the ancient Egyptians. The most obvious features of the Egyptian Goose are the chestnut eye patches surrounding its yellow eyes, a brown chest patch and a brown band that forms a collar around the nape of its neck.
Fuji X-E2 with XF 50-200mm