Fw: Magpie Geese in Victoria query

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Subject: Fw: Magpie Geese in Victoria query
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:59:04 +1000
Forwarded from David. We can't accept emails from Yahoo and AOL addresses at the moment.

Replies to him, please.

From: David James
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2014 5:53 PM
To: Birding_Aus ; jenny spry
Subject: Magpie Geese in Victoria query

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 Victoria.

David James

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