Monday, March 17

What kind of duck is this bird?


Given my non-existent knowledge in ornithology, could anyone tell me what the name of this duck is? It is a common view in the parks of The Hague, here in Zuiderpark.

Update: Thanks to Wassenaar DP, I can now tell you that this is an Egyptian goose!

7 comments:

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

No idea, but since its colors are rather subtle, we are most likely looking at a female.

Cute birdie. :)

oldmanlincoln said...

I have never seen such a duck in my life. But then I have not seen a lot of things. It looks very majestic so I am guessing it is either on its way to England or coming from there being royal of some sort.

I hope you get a chance to come over to my brookville blog and see me wearing a blonde wig.

Nathalie said...

It looks so stiff I first thought it was a sculpture or a false duck.
Can't help you with the name...


I left a comment on your Stormy weather photo, I love it, it's beautiful!

Ineke said...

i think it's a canadian duck, lezard. We've been having them since 4 or 5 yrs.

Lezard said...

Tanks for your comments! Ineke, I do not think this is a Canadian goose. I made some photos of Canadian goose this week as well, but they have a long black neck.....I'll show it next week. Still wonder what this one is!

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Lezard, this is an egyptian goose (dutch: nijlgans). They are an introduced species that now reside year-round. There's an entry in wiki or http://www.birdpix.nl/album_search.php?search_type=pic_dutch_name&search=Nijlgans

Lezard said...

Thanks R&R! Always nice to know what kind of birds we see in our city parks and gardens!