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A Blizzard of Magpie Geese

The air was filled with black and white

Magpie Geese (Anseranas semipalmata) have taken over the wetlands.

Neither a true goose nor a duck — nor, indeed, a magpie, just in case you were wondering — the species is the only living representative of family Anseranatidae. Magpie Geese are strange-looking birds with a bare face, a bump on the noggin, and a bulbous grey…

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Bronwen Scott

Bronwen Scott

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Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com