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Lake Conroe Duck #13316482 10/19/19 10:04 PM
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What kind of duck is this? I have been on Lake Conroe over forty years and this year is the first time I have seen this kind.
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Re: Lake Conroe Duck [Re: pchapin] #13316589 10/20/19 12:52 AM
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Don't I have never seen one like it either. Beautiful duck! thumb

Re: Lake Conroe Duck [Re: pop r] #13316682 10/20/19 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by pop r
Don't I have never seen one like it either. Beautiful duck! thumb


It took some looking but I think it is an Egyptian Goose. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the Egyptian Goose is an exotic species in North America. Their introduction and establishment is not well understood, but the species likely originated from escapees from captive waterfowl collections.

I always have my camera on deck and the last two trips to Conroe I have seen them. There are two that hang out at the ramp where I launch and today there were three at the Palms Marina. They are not shy about coming up to your boat.

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Nice! cheers




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Re: Lake Conroe Duck [Re: pchapin] #13318442 10/21/19 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by pchapin
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Don't I have never seen one like it either. Beautiful duck! thumb


It took some looking but I think it is an Egyptian Goose. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the Egyptian Goose is an exotic species in North America. Their introduction and establishment is not well understood, but the species likely originated from escapees from captive waterfowl collections.

I always have my camera on deck and the last two trips to Conroe I have seen them. There are two that hang out at the ramp where I launch and today there were three at the Palms Marina. They are not shy about coming up to your boat.

You are correct. It is an Egyptian Goose.

Re: Lake Conroe Duck [Re: pchapin] #13319058 10/22/19 03:23 PM
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Cool pic by the way. Always wanted to take my camera out there and get some pics of them but never remember to bring it.

Re: Lake Conroe Duck [Re: pchapin] #13319240 10/22/19 05:38 PM
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Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca) have become well established in Texas. The first one I documented was in 2011 but there are big flocks of them now in different areas around the state. They are spectacular and easily identified in the air by the big white covert wing patch. Great picture.

Re: Lake Conroe Duck [Re: pchapin] #13319337 10/22/19 07:41 PM
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Neat pic!

Re: Lake Conroe Duck [Re: pchapin] #13319711 10/23/19 02:58 AM
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Egyptian goose. We’ve had three of the noisy things on our canal for weeks.

Re: Lake Conroe Duck [Re: pchapin] #13320172 10/23/19 05:03 PM
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Looks delicious. As an invasive species there shouldn't be a season or limit on them; looks like thanksgiving or christmas dinner.

Re: Lake Conroe Duck [Re: jaymzinsa] #13337841 11/10/19 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jaymzinsa
Looks delicious. As an invasive species there shouldn't be a season or limit on them; looks like thanksgiving or christmas dinner.


Need a goose cook.
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Birds not protected by any state or federal law include European starlings, English sparrows (house sparrow), feral rock doves (common pigeon), Egyptian geese, Muscovy ducks (only outside Rio Grande Valley counties) and Eurasian collared-doves; these species may be killed at any time, their nests or eggs destroyed, and their feathers possessed.

Yellow-headed, red-winged, or Brewer's blackbirds and all grackles, cowbirds, crows, or magpies may be controlled without a federal or state depredation permit when found committing or about to commit depredation on ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in numbers and in a manner, that constitutes a health hazard or other nuisance (Federal Regulation 50 CFR 21.43).

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Very cool looking duck. Nice picture

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