Cape Barren Goose

Distribution and Habitat

Map showing the Australian distribution of the Cape Barren Goose.

The Cape Barren Goose is distributed on islands off the southern coast of Australia and adjacent parts of the mainland on open wetlands and pastures.

Status

Cape Barren Geese are fully protected in all states and territories and must not be shot.

Cape Barren Geese are fully protected in all states and territories and must not be shot.

 

Description

In flight, the Cape Barren Goose is a large, grey goose, uniform in colour except for a black tail and black wing tips. The legs are large and pink and the feet are black. The species has a prominent greenish-yellow cere (fleshy covering around the nostrils).

The male and female have a similar appearance.

Voice

The male utters a rapid honk in flight.

Images

Here are some images of the Cape Barren Goose.

Close up of Cape Barren Goose wings and head showing markings.Diagrams of a Cape Barren Goose in profile.