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Cape Barren Goose
Distribution and Habitat
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.
Cape Barren Geese are fully protected in all states and territories and must not be shot.
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.
The male utters a rapid honk in flight.
Here are some images of the Cape Barren Goose.