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Cape Barren Goose

(Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
Alternate name(s): "Pig Goose"
Aboriginal name(s): Race "novaehollandiae": "toolka", "lowrie"
Race "grisea": "karnkarn"

Size: 75-90 cm; wing span 1.5-1.9 m
Weight: 3-7 kg
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Cape Barren Goose at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "novaehollandiae"

ADULT

Frontal view of a resting Cape Barren Goose (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Near-lateral portrait of a Cape Barren Goose (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Close-up lateral portrait of a Cape Barren Goose (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Lateral view of a Cape Barren Goose (photo courtesy of C. Lawrence)
[Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, Taranna, TAS, December 2013]

"Double-headed and four-legged" Cape Barren Goose (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Dorsal view of a Cape Barren Goose (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Dorsal view of a Cape Barren Goose spreading its wings, thereby displaying the upperwing pattern (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Food, Diet

Like all other geese, ducks and swans, Cape Barren Geese are vegetarian. They feed on plants on land.

Small covey of Cape Barren Geese on pasture (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Lateral portrait of a Cape Barren Goose feeding on pasture (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Lateral portrait of a Cape Barren Goose feeding on pasture (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

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