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Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie-Goose; Magpie Goose)

Wikipedia Abstract

The magpie goose (Anseranas semipalmata) is a waterbird species found in coastal northern Australia and savannah in southern New Guinea. It is a unique member of the order Anseriformes, and arranged in a family and genus distinct from all other living waterfowl. The magpie goose is a resident breeder in northern Australia and in 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.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
85
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
61
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 62.6757
EDGE Score: 4.1538

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  5.33 lbs (2.42 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  128 grams
Female Weight [2]  4.57 lbs (2.07 kg)
Male Weight [2]  6.10 lbs (2.77 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [2]  33.6 %
Diet [4]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [4]  70 %
Diet - Seeds [4]  30 %
Forages - Ground [4]  60 %
Forages - Water Surface [4]  40 %
Clutch Size [6]  7
Incubation [5]  28 days
Water Biome [1]  Coastal
Wing Span [5]  4.8 feet (1.45 m)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Arnhem Land tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cape York Peninsula tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Carpentaria tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Einasleigh upland savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kimberly tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
New Guinea mangroves Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Mangroves
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southern New Guinea freshwater swamp forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern New Guinea lowland rain forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Trans Fly savanna and grasslands Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Victoria Plains tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Riverland Biosphere Reserve Ia 1490891 South Australia, Australia
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Wasur-Rawa Biru National Park 605464 Papua, Indonesia  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Adelaide and Mary River Floodplains Australia A1, A2, A3, A4i  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Zealand New Zealand No

Prey / Diet

Cynodon dactylon (manienie)[7]
Echinochloa colona (Jungle ricegrass)[7]
Eleocharis dulcis (Chinese water chestnut)[7]
Oryza sativa (rice)[7]
Passiflora foetida (scarletfruit passionflower)[7]
Persicaria orientalis (princesfeather)[7]
Typha domingensis (Southern Cattail)[7]
Zea mays (corn)[7]

Predators

Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[8]
Haliastur sphenurus (Whistling Kite)[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acidoproctus hilli[9]
Amidostomum anseris <Unverified Name>[9]
Cloacotaenia megalops[10]
Holomenopon goliath[9]
Hymenolepis megalops <Unverified Name>[9]
Microsomacanthus stylosa <Unverified Name>[9]
Sobolevicanthus terraereginae <Unverified Name>[10]
Streptocara crassicauda <Unverified Name>[9]
Tetrameres anseranas <Unverified Name>[9]
Tetrameres fissispina <Unverified Name>[9]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Alexandria Zoological Park
Aqua Zoo Friesland
Arundel Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Australia Zoo
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Canolfan Llanelli Centre W&WTrust
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cologne Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Gladys Porter Zoo
Healesville Sanctuary
Henson Robinson Zoo
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Kansas City Zoo
Kharkiv Zoo
Louisville Zoological Garden
Melbourne Zoo
Mitchell Park Zoo
Montgomery Zoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Santa Ana Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Territory Wildlife Park (Berry Springs
Tiergarten Bernburg
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbH
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Washington Waterfowl Park W&WT
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Krefeld GmbH
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig

Range Map

Australia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Marchant, S.; Higgins, PJ (eds.) 1990. The handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, Vol. 1., ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
89.1 Dingo, Canis lupus dingo, L.K. Corbett, Sillero-Zubiri, C., Hoffmann, M. and Macdonald, D.W. (eds). 2004. Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 430 pp.
9Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access