Magpie Goose

Description: Magpie Geese have black neck and head, with white underparts and black edges on the underwing. They also have a characteristic knob on the crown which increases in size with age. Females are slightly smaller than males.

Other names: Anseranas semipalmata

Size: The Average head and body length is about 82 cm.

Food: They eat wild rice, paspalum, panicum and spike-rush

Habitat: Lives in floodplains and wet grasslands

Where Foun: Is found widespread throughout Northern and Eastern Australia

Breeding: Breeding season is from January to June. Magpie Geese will build a nest (usually close to wetlands) where the female will lay the large, oval, off – white coloured eggs.

Anseranas semipalmata



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