Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Cape Barren Goose
Subspecies grisea is not recognised by most authorities.
Offshore islands, usually granite, in areas of pasture, tussock grass or low heathy scrub.
Typically in small to large flocks.
Difficult to approach, except where well protected from the activities of man, e.g. Mariah Island on Tasmania, a preserve, where they are very tame.
The diet includes tussock grass, spear grass, herbs, succulents, barley grass and clover.
They nest in the grassy tussocks. The 5 eggs are incubated for about a month.
 External Links