Spur-winged goose


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(Zool.) any one of several species of long-legged African geese of the genus Plectropterus and allied genera, having a strong spur on the bend of the wing, as the Gambo goose (P. Gambensis) and the Egyptian, or Nile, goose (Alopochen Ægyptiaca).

See also: Spur-winged

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She and her mom came up with many of the duck ideas for the illustrations, and she credits brother Matt, a hunter, with the idea of using the Egyptian goose and the spur-winged goose, two very large African specimens.