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Cereopsis Goose

Cereopsis Goose

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Scientific Name:

Cereopsis novaehollandiae


S.E. Australia, Tasmania


Vegetarian, leaves and seeds of grasses.


Habitat:  Grassy areas on offshore islands, edges of lakes and lagoons


Incubation: 34-37 days / 4-5 eggs

Social structure: Small flocks, rarely >300 birds, pairs during the breeding season.

Weight: male up to 5kg, female up to 3kg

Dimensions: 75-100cm

Lifespan: ~17

Estimated population in the wild: 16,000-18,000

Threats: There are no major threats for this species.

IUCN Status: Least concern

Did you know that:

  1. They do not enter water except when moulting or rearing young.
  2. They can drink salt or brackish water.

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