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The magpie goose is unusual among waterfowl. Unlike true geese that have webbed feet, the magpie goose has feet that are only partially webbed with long, clawed toes. It is also the only water bird that often forms a mating trio, one male with two females.

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Did You Know?

Magpie geese have wingspans of almost 5 feet. The magpie goose is the only goose in the world that can sleep in trees. They have a strong hind toe that provides a secure grip on branches.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Anseranas semipalmata



2.5 to 2.9 ft

Zoo Location:
Birds of the World - Aviary

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