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Cape Barren Goose

Cereopsis novaehollandiae


These are bulky geese and their almost uniformly grey plumage, bearing rounded black spots, is unique. The tail and flight feathers are blackish and the legs are pink with black feet. The short, decurved black bill and green cere gives it a very peculiar expression.


Tasmanian coastal grasslands and marsupial lawns.


In Maria Island National Park.

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lori.tas 5 years ago

Thanks Luis and Reza. There is something very painterly about them. And the bubblegum pink legs with the black feet are just remarkable.

Wonderful !

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Beautiful bird lori.tas!

lori.tas 6 years ago

Thanks Liz and Cindy. I've always thought there was something "painterly" about their feathering. And the red legs with black feet it just wild.

CindyBinghamKeiser 6 years ago

I've never seen this one before. Awesome spotting!

lori.tas 7 years ago

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -42.65, Long: 148.04

Spotted on Oct 14, 2006
Submitted on Oct 12, 2010

Spotted for mission


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