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Cape Barren Goose

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Tasmanian coastal grasslands and marsupial lawns.

Notes:

In Maria Island National Park.

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6 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 4 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
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Beautiful bird lori.tas!

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
CindyBinghamKeiser 6 years ago

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

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 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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