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The Cape Barren Goose

The Cape Barren Goose
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Copyright: Martyn Peck (Travelcam) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 13] (48)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: panasonic DMC FZ30
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-16 21:58
Viewed: 4764
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cape Barren Goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae is a large goose resident in southern Australia.

These are bulky geese and their almost uniformly grey plumage, bearing rounded black spots, is unique. The tail and flight feathers are blackish and the legs are pink with black feet. The short, decurved black bill and green cere gives it a very peculiar expression.

The Cape Barren Goose is 75-100 cm (30-40 in) long, weighs 3.1-6.8 kg (7-15 lbs) and has a 150-190 cm (59-75 in) wingspan; males are somewhat larger than females.

This goose feeds by grazing and rarely swims. It is gregarious outside the breeding season, when it wanders more widely, forming small flocks.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-05-17 1:15]

Hi Martyn !

A beautiful sunset very surprised!
Excellent color contrast and excellent description provided.
Have a nice day,

Hello Martyn,
excellent shot,beautifull colors, light and sharpness,

Hi Martyn,
Thanks for your kind critique on my recent picture.
Coming to your picture, it is a good capture of a Cape Barren Goose. I have seen this bird for the first time, so I am very pleased to see it.
The bird looks good in its natural habitat. I like the subdued colours on its plumage.
Thanks and regards,

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