Cape Barren Goose
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Cape Barren Goose

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

Family:

Ducks, Geese and Swans

Conservation status:

Least concern

Brain to Body Mass Ratio:

0.002

Date Taken:

Monday, 30 December 2019

Closest Suburb To Observation:

WELLINGTON EAST

Named for their first known sighting on Cape Barren island, these unique looking geese with grey plumage, rounded black spots and unusual decurved beak with yellow cere can be seen on farmland around Lake Alexandrina and on Hindmarsh island. I have usually spotted their up to 1000 mm long bodies flying in formation or resting near water troughs on farmland.

Alternate Sightings