PORT PHILLIP BAY


Cape Barren Goose 

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Anseriformes
Family:
Anatidae
Genus:
Cereopsis
Species:
novaehollandiae

General Description

Body grey with small black spots on the wings. Bill yellow-green with a black tip. Legs dark pink and webbed feet black. Body up to 1 m long.

Biology

Cape Barren Geese breed from May to August. They feed on pasture grasses and are usually seen in pairs or small flocks.

Habitat

Coastal grasslands and wetlands.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Scattered populations in southern Australia.

Species Group

Birds Ducks, geese and swans

Max Size

1 m

Diet

Herbivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Near Threatened
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Cape Barren Goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 23 Aug 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7973

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