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Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources


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Brook BW, Whitehead PJ. 2005a. Sustainable harvest regimes for Magpie Geese (Anseranas semipalmata) under spatial and temporal heterogeneity. Wildl. Res. 32:459–464. doi:10.1071/WR02104.

Brook BW, Whitehead PJ. 2005b. Plausible bounds for maximum rate of increase in Magpie Geese (Anseranas semipalmata): implications for harvest. Wildl. Res. 32:465–471. doi:10.1071/WR02105.

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Davies SJJF. 1962a. The response of the Magpie Goose to aerial predators. Emu 62:51–55. doi:10.1071/MU962051.

Davies SJJF. 1962b. The nest-building behavior of the Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata. Ibis 104:147–157. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.1962.tb08641.x.

Davies SJJF. 1963. Aspects of the behaviour of the Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata. Ibis 105:76–98. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.1963.tb02476.x.

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Dexter N, Bayliss P. 1991. The effect of experimental clutch harvest of Magpie Goose eggs and juvenile recruitment. Wildlife Res. 18:533-8. doi:10.1071/WR9910533

Dubey JP, Garner MW, Willette MM, Batey KL, Gardiner CH. 2001. Disseminated toxoplasmosis in Magpie Geese (Anseranas semipalmata) with large numbers of tissue cysts in livers. J. Parasitol. 87:219–223. doi:10.2307/3285205.

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Frith HJ. 1967. Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata (Latham). In: Waterfowl in Australia. Honolulu (HI): East-West Center Press. p. 44–63.

Frith HJ. 1977. Band recoveries of the Magpie Goose, Anseranas semipalmata. Wildl. Res. 4:81–84. doi:10.1071/WR9770081.

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Harper MJ, Hindmarsh M. 1990. Lead poisoning in Magpie Geese Anseranas semipalmata from ingested lead pellet at Bool Lagoon Game Reserve (South Australia). Wildl. Res. 17:141–145. doi:10.1071/WR9900141.

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Johnsgard PA. 1978. Magpie Goose: Anseranas semipalmata (Latham) 1798. In: Ducks, geese, and swans of the world. Lincoln (NE): University of Nebraska Press. p. 3–4.

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Morton SR, Brennan KG, Armstrong MD. 1990. Distribution and abundance of Magpie Geese, Anseranas semipalmata, in the Alligator Rivers Region, Northern Territory. Austral Ecol. 15:307–320. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.1990.tb01035.x.

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Whitehead PJ, Tschirner K. 1990. Magpie Goose, Anseranas semipalmata, nesting on the Mary River Floodplain, Northern Territory, Australia: extent and frequency of flooding losses. Wildl. Res. 17:147–157. doi:10.1071/WR9900147.

Whitehead PJ. 1998a. Boofheads with deep voices: sexual dimorphism in the Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata. Wildfowl 49:72–91.

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Whitehead PJ, Tschirner K. 1991a. Lead shot ingestion and lead poisoning of Magpie Geese Anseranas semipalmata foraging in a northern Australian hunting reserve. Biol. Conserv. 58:99–118. doi:10.1016/0006-3207(91)90047-D.

Whitehead PJ, Tschirner K. 1991b. Patterns of egg laying and variation in egg size in the Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata: evidence for intra-specific nest parasitism. Emu 91:26–31. doi:10.1071/MU9910026.

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