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Cape Barren Goose

Cape Barren Goose

Cereopsis novaehollandiae


Ducks, Geese and Swans

Conservation status:

Least concern

Brain to Body Mass Ratio:


Date Taken:

Monday, 30 December 2019

Closest Suburb To Observation:


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

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