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Magpie goose
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Anseranas
Species:
semipalmata
Synonyms

Anas semipalmata Latham, 1798

The magpie goose (Anseranas semipalmata) is the only living species in the family Anseranatidae. It is found in northern Australia and southern New Guinea.

Description

Magpie geese are birds with black and white plumage and yellowish legs. The feet are only partially webbed. Magpie geese eat plants in the water, as well as on land. Males are larger than females.

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