Thursday, October 22, 2009

Boha Wasur, part 1 of 5 duck stamp series.

Boha Wasur, or Anseranas semipalmata, known as Magpie Goose is a waterbird species found in coastal northern Australia and savannah in southern New Guinea. The population estimate is 1,000,000 numbers, a very large range to the Vulnerable consideration, that why the species is evaluated as Least Concern status.

This species is unmistakable bird with the black-white plumage and yellowish legs. They feed vegetable in wetland.

Males are larger than females and have a loud honking voice. Their habitat is a variety of open wetland areas such as floodplains and swamps. They are colonial breeders and are gregarious outside of the breeding season when they can form large and noisy flocks of up to a few thousand individuals. This species is polygamous birds.

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