Magpie Goose

Magpie Goose

Magpie Goose
Anseranas semipalmata


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Anseriformes
FAMILY
Anatidae

Range

Northern Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania


Habitat

Large freshwater lakes, slow-moving waterways, and swamps


Diet

Aquatic plants, seeds, and grasses

Weight

Up to 6.5 lbs.

Length

2.5 to 2.9 ft

Clutch

5 - 14 eggs

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Unlike true geese, their feet are only partially webbed with long, clawed toes.
  • Unlike true geese, the molt is gradual, and there is no flightless period.
  • Magpie geese make a loud honking sound.
  • It is the only water bird that often forms a mating trio, one male with two females.

 

Conservation

Least Concern

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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