Magpie goose

species of bird

The magpie goose (Anseranas semipalmata) is the only living species in the family Anseranatidae. It is found in northern Australia and southern New Guinea.[2]

Magpie goose
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anseranatidae
Genus: Anseranas
Lesson, 1828
A. semipalmata
Binomial name
Anseranas semipalmata
(Latham, 1798)

Anas semipalmata Latham, 1798



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.


  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Anseranas semipalmata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Handbook of the birds of the world. Hoyo, Josep del., Elliott, Andrew., Sargatal, Jordi., Cabot, José. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. 1992. ISBN 84-87334-10-5. OCLC 861071869.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)