The survival of broods of the Egyptian G oose in Uganda

S Eltringham
unpublished
T he E gyptian G o o se Alopochen aegyptiacus nests in a variety o f places. M ack w o rth-P ra e d & G ra n t (1952) stress its tree-nesting proclivities b u t P itm a n (1965) believes th a t m ost nests are on th e g ro u n d a n d th a t it is only th e pro m in en ce o f th e tree nests th a t has led to th e belief th a t a tree is th e preferred nest site. It is tru e th a t in c u b a tin g b ird s are rarely seen except in such p ro m in e n t places as th e disused nests o f o th e r
more » ... ird s of w hich Figure 1. M ap of part of the Ruwenzori N ational P ark in western U ganda show ing the location of the H ippo Pool where the study was made. 41
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