Living in flocks of up to 300 individuals, the Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) is highly social. With
Barren goose

In Lorikeet Landing at the Cincinnati Zoo.

a bill designed for grazing, the goose has actually benefited from the encroachment of agriculture as it has adapted to feeding on pasture fields.


  • Where to see them: Southern Australia
  • Length: 2.5 to 3.3 ft
  • Weight: 8.3 to 11.7 ft
  • Habitat: Grassland and wetland
  • Diet: Grasses, sedges, leaves, and seeds
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