Magpie Goose

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The Magpie Goose is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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Use magpie goose in a SentenceSee images of magpie gooseSearch magpie goose on the Web - Origin: 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010. Cite This Source|Link To magpie goose Encyclopedia magpie goose (Anseranas semipalmata), large aberrant waterfowl of Australia and Papua New Guinea, the sole member of the subfamily Anseranatinae, family Anatidae (order Anseriformes). More

The unusual Magpie Goose is in a family of its own, the Anseranatidae. The Northern Gannet, a seabird, is also known as the "Solan Goose" although it is a bird unrelated to the true geese, or any other Anseriformes for that matter. See also - * Angel Wing - A disease common in geese. More

The Magpie Goose, Anseranas semipalmata, is a waterbird species found in coastal northern Australia and savannah in southern New Guinea. It is a unique member of the order Anseriformes, and arranged in a family and genus distinct from all other living waterfowl. The Magpie Goose is a resident breeder in northern Australia and in southern New Guinea. Magpie Goose taking off. More

Distribution patterns of the Magpie Goose in Australia are known to have diminished since the arrival of Europeans and conservation of the species is an issue of concern to wildlife managers in northern Australia. The NT Parks and Wildlife Commission have conducted surveys of Magpie Geese and their nests on an annual basis for many years in order to gain a better understanding of the ecology of the species, its distribution and abundance, and habitat relations. More

Magpie Goose will feed on vegetable matter in the water as well as on land. Males are larger than females. Unlike true geese, the moult is gradual, and there is no flightless period. The voice is a loud honking. Systematics and evolution - This species is placed in the order Anseriformes, having the characteristic bill structure, but is considered to be distinct from the other species in this taxon. More

although the Magpie Goose will feed on vegetable matter in the water as well as on land. Males are larger than females. Unlike true geese, the moult is gradual, and there is no flightless period. Calls / Vocalizations The voice is a loud honking. Breeding / Nesting: The Magpie Goose is found in a variety of open wetland areas such as floodplains and swamps. More

Magpie Goose Size: 70-90cm Habitat: Distributed across the Top End of Australia and down the East coast to Central NSW. Frequents marshes, swamps and lagoons in the tropical North. Feeds on aquatic vegetable matter. Notes: Knobbed black head, knob more noticeable with age. Bill pink/red, neck and upper wings black, body white, legs orange/yellow. Breeds Autumn. For more information on Magpie Goose see references. Images have been uploaded in low resolution for storage efficiency, ( they do not reflect the true image quality). More

Although it perches in trees, the magpie goose nests on the ground. Mating is lifelong. Parent birds cooperate fully in building nests, incubating eggs, and rearing the young. The species is also unique among waterfowl in that the parents feed the young bill-to-bill rather than placing the food in the nest. Natural food includes aquatic plants and seeds, but in northern Australia the birds also raid rice crops. More

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In Victoria, the Magpie Goose was listed as near threatened on the 2007 advisory list of threatened vertebrate fauna in Victoria. In the December 2007 Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act list of threatened fauna, it is also listed. As of early 2008, an Action Statement for the recovery and future management of this species had not been prepared. More

A graceful magpie goose takes flight as dusk falls at Yellow Waters, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. Limited Edition of 500 Next Available 3 / 500 Large 26x40" (66x100cm) $300.00 Medium 20x30" (50x76cm) $250.00 Small 16x24" (40x60cm) $200.00 Recently Viewed Magpie Goose © 2007 Craig Lamotte. All rights reserved. More

of Australia, the Magpie Goose is a declared game species in the Northern Territory. - Thanks to Dr Penny Wurm (Charles Darwin University) for information on the breeding cycle of this species. Text copyright More

The magpie goose plays an integral part in the lives of Aboriginal people across northern Australia. The geese and their eggs are hunted for food. Magpie geese once lived in swamps throughout Australia however large populations have been poisoned because they are considered agricultural pests. In addition, their breeding swamps have also been drained to make way for farmland. RETURN TO TOP BIBLIOGRAPHY Austin, G. Birds of the World. New York. Golden Press, Inc., 1961. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anseranatidae
Genus : Anseranas
Species : semipalmata
Authority : (Latham, 1798)