Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Magpie Goose

Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata

Described by: Latham (1798)
Alternate common name(s): Pied Goose, Semipalmated Goose
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Bald Hills, Queensland, Australia - Jan, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia - 1972 © Hans&Judy Beste  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia - Jul, 2005 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - Jul 28, 2009 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - Jul 28, 2009 © Hans&Judy Beste 
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information
Select additional thumbnail page to view 5 more images.


S. New Guinea and n. Australia;
S. New Guinea from Frederik Hendrik Is. to the Gulf of Papua in the floodplains of the Trans-Fly. N. Australia from the Fitzroy River, Broome district, ne. Western Australia and the Northern Territory (Top End to Arnhem Land, Fogg Dam and Kakadu National Park) to se. Queensland (Broad Sound, Rockhampton n. of Brisbane) and c. New South Wales. Reintroduced to s. Victoria with limited success (Serendip Wildlife Research Station, Tower Hill State Game Reserve, Warrnambool).


No videos are available for this species


Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


Please email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.

If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.