Fwd: Magpie Geese in Victoria query

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Subject: Fwd: Magpie Geese in Victoria query
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:54:44 +1000
Please see below.

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From: David James <<>>
Date: 5 June 2014 5:53:23 pm AEST
To: Birding_Aus 
<<>>, jenny spry 
Subject: Magpie Geese in Victoria query
Reply-To: David James <<>>

Magpie Geese certainly fly around at night, and they honk loudly as they go, 
making them quite conspicuous. However, I've only heard this in North Qld where 
they are common all year round. I imagine they do likewise in the Top End. I  
haven't heard them migrating over the desert, for instance.

Their status in central NSW is clouded by introductions at Shortland Wetlands 
(Newcastle) in the 1980s, just as they started recolonising northern NSW by 
themselves (eg. Grafton records c 1981). The introductions at Serindip 
presumably also cloud the natural status and recolonisation of the species in 

David James
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