Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis) - HBW 1, p. 593
French: Oie armée de Gambie
Spanish: Ganso Espolonado
Other common names: Spur-winged Duck
Taxonomy: Anas gambensis Linnaeus, 1766, Gambia.
Some authors have proposed isolation of present species in a tribe (Plectropterini), or even in a subfamily (Plectropterinae), of its own. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- gambensis (Linnaeus, 1766) - Gambia to Ethiopia, S to Angola and Zambezi R.
- niger Sclater, 1877 - S Africa, from Namibia and Zimbabwe to Cape Province.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
Two birds walking and preening in a wet part of the savanna Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp gambensis)
Peter van Dam 28 August 2006 6 years ago 33 sec 4.6
Groups of birds Locality Djoudj National Park, Saint-Louis Region, Senegal (ssp gambensis)
Pascal Vagner 3 April 2010 3 years ago 23 sec 4.5
bird on the ground Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp gambensis)
Daniêl Jimenez 15 September 2010 3 years ago 27 sec 4.3
A male landing in a lagoon and then feeding and swimming Locality Masaka, Uganda (ssp gambensis)
Josep del Hoyo 14 September 2006 6 years ago 32 sec 4.2
A group by the edge of the lake Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp gambensis)
Josep del Hoyo 20 December 2005 7 years ago 30 sec 3.7
A group of males and females Locality Lake Jipe, Kenya (ssp gambensis)
Josep del Hoyo 20 August 2000 11 years ago 23 sec 3.2
PhotosSee all 24 photos
Adult male and female
Locality Tendaba Airfield, Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (ssp gambensis)
Paul Cools 10 February 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Spur Winged Goose at Domkrag
Locality Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
pete stockton 20 January 2014 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
Adult at a water hole.
Locality Mahango Game Reserve, Caprivi Region, Namibia (ssp niger )
Ken Havard 15 April 2013 43 weeks ago 4
Ganso de espolones volando sobre el rio Gambia, octubre de 2008
Locality River Gambia National Park, Central River Division, The Gambia (ssp gambensis)
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 3 years ago 4
Locality Tierpark Berlin, Berlin, Germany (ssp gambensis)
Tomasz Doroń 2 October 2009 1 year ago 3.8
Adult bird on a water.
Locality Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp niger)
Tomasz Doroń 4 July 2009 1 year ago 3.8
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