History, Current Distribution, and Status of the Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) In the Contiguous United States

Full citation: 
Corey T. Callaghan and Daniel M. Brooks (2018) History, Current Distribution, and Status of the Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) In the Contiguous United States. The Southwestern Naturalist 2017 62 (4), 296-300
Author/s associated with the CES: 
Corey Callaghan

Abstract

We summarize the history, current distribution, and status of Egyptian geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca) in the contiguous United States, using published records and the eBird database of bird observations. The area of occupancy for the Egyptian goose has increased throughout the contiguous United States. The species has three populations that appear to be strongholds throughout the United States: Florida, California, and Texas. The potential ecological and economic consequences of an apparent increase in the United States warrant further research on a number of aspects of Egyptian goose biology.

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