Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Spur-winged Goose

Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Spurwing Goose, Black Spur-winged Goose, Gambian Spur-winged Goose
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Location unknown - Date unknown © Dan Marsh  South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul 20, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Africa s. of the Sahara;
(1) S. Mauritana, Senegambia (Sengal Delta) and s. Mali s. to Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria (Niger Delta), Cameroon, s. Niger, Gabon, Congo, Angola and n. Namibia e. through s. Chad (Lake Chad), s. Sudan extending into s. Egypt (formerly up the Nile Valley as far as Abu Simbel before construction of the Aswan Dam) and w. and c. Ethiopia, then s. through the Central African Republic and Zaire (absent from forested areas), Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya to ex. sw. Somalia s. through Tanzania, Malawi (Rift Valley lakes) to c. Mozambique and Zambia (Luangwa Valley, s. limit ca. the Zambezi River).
(2) S. of the Zambezi River from c. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, c. Mozambique s. to s. South Africa (absent from the desert sw. region).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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