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.
Magpie Goose - Anseranas semipalmata; is widespread throughout coastal northern and eastern Australia. Large, noisy flocks of up to a few thousand birds congregate to feed on aquatic vegetation. Immature birds are like the adult but without the cranial knob; the black plumage is grey to brown.