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CLASS – AVES, Order – ANSERIFORMES, Family – Anseranatidae – Magpie Goose
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Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)
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- Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae) – IBC
- Anseranatidae – Wikipedia
- Anseranatidae – Le quide ornitho
Magpie Goose by Nick Talbot
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 Geese are unmistakable birds with their black and white plumage and yellowish legs. The feet are only partially webbed, 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. The voice is a loud honking. (Wikipedia with editing)
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