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