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BirdPix:   2648
Province:   Mpumalanga
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2431CD
Observer:   Kennedy David
Date of record:   2012-11-06
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   An interesting interaction between large animal and bird.... We had followed the buffalo for some miles. They were tired and thirsty, and when they came to this small waterhole many started running at full tilt straight into the water. There must have been upwards of 150 buffalo, all thirsty, all plunging into this pool to cool off. In the pool swam two Egyptian Geese - yet the huge, thirsty animals contrived to leave an undisturbed area in which the two birds swam. The geese turned not a feather: they seemed to realise that they had nothing to fear. Was this chance or organisation? Any opinions would be gratefully received.
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   89
Species name:   Alopochen aegyptiaca
Common name:   Egyptian Goose -- Kolgans
Family:   Anatidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Institution:   ADU-UCT
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VM-number: 2648 - photo: 1
VM-number: 2648 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Malcolm Robinson
Date:   2013-11-28 16:50:13
Species name:   Alopochen aegyptiaca -- Egyptian Goose; Kolgans
Species code:   89

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