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Chobe River, Left Bank


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 440 mm
Exposure 1/1250 s, f/13, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Sporngans Dutch  Spoorwiekgans
Italian  Oca armata Spanish  Ganso Espolonado


The Spur-winged Goose is highly aggressive to other waterfowl (including conspecifics) during the breeding season. At this time of the year, the geese may violently use the spur on the bend of their wings in conflicts with other birds. Adult male geese are especially prone to attacking other adult males.


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Spur-winged Goose
Plectropterus gambensis
Oie-armée de Gambie