FW: Magpie goose behaviour

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Subject: FW: Magpie goose behaviour
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:50:08 +1100

I forwarded this photo of the magpie goose to a friend of mine who once spent a year in Antarctica working with the Adelie penguins.  This was her response:


It has picked up a lot of adelie penguin traits. Rock relocation. Hard work for just a worm or 2 who would have heard big bird coming!!”


I now wonder how many other species of birds do this kind of thing.


Margaret Leggoe




From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Thursday, 10 February 2011 1:46 PM
Subject: Magpie goose behaviour


Sometimes the rocks are a bit big, but he has a jolly go try, just the same.



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