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Magpie Goose

White rhino with calf


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Magpie Goose

Magpie Goose

Black and white coloration gives this bird its "magpie" name, but its long bill, long neck and long legs make it hard to mistake for anything other than a goose. The black head of a magpie goose is topped with a noticeable knob, and its face is covered with naked, red skin. Its feet, unlike most geese, are only partially webbed. A flock of magpie geese lives in Walkabout Australia’s walk-through area, near the pond. Don't be surprised if you hear their loud "honk" before they come into view.

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