Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)

Anseranas semipalmata

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The magpie goose (Anseranas semipalmata) is the sole living representative waterbird species of the family Anseranatidae. It is a resident breeder in northern Australia and a vagrant to southern New Guinea. The species was once also widespread in southern Australia, but disappeared from there largely due to the drainage of the wetlands where the birds once bred. The Kunwinjku of western Arnhem Land know this bird as Manimanuk. It became an important food item with the...

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