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Cereopsis novaehollandiae (Cape Barren Goose)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) is a large goose resident in southern Australia. The species is named for Cape Barren Island, where specimens were first sighted by European explorers.
View Wikipedia Record: Cereopsis novaehollandiae


Cereopsis novaehollandiae grisea (Cape Barren goose) (Attributes)
Cereopsis novaehollandiae novaehollandiae (Cape Barren goose)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.0071
EDGE Score: 2.4855


Adult Weight [1]  8.77 lbs (3.98 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  137 grams
Diet [3]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [3]  80 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  20 %
Forages - Ground [3]  90 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  10 %
Clutch Size [5]  4
Incubation [4]  35 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  28 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Australian Alps montane grasslands Australia Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mount Lofty woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southwest Australia woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tasmanian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Coorong National Park II 121235 South Australia, Australia
Fitzgerald River National Park II 732417 Western Australia, Australia
Flinders Chase National Park II 81245 South Australia, Australia
Lavinia Nature Reserve State Reserve II 17390 Tasmania, Australia    
Maria Island National Park II 28488 Tasmania, Australia
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Southwest Australia Australia No

Prey / Diet

Myoporum insulare[4]
Nitraria schoberi[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Glossopsitta porphyrocephala (Purple-crowned Lorikeet)1


Parasitized by 
Amidostomum anseris <Unverified Name>[6]
Anaticola australis[6]
Anatoecus clayae[6]
Heterakis chenonettae <Unverified Name>[6]
Heterakis dispar <Unverified Name>[6]
Heterakis vesicularis[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Artis Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Binder Park Zoo
Bird Park Marlow
Birmingham Zoo
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Canolfan Llanelli Centre W&WTrust
Cape May County Park Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleland Wildlife Parknovaehollandiae
Dallas Zoo
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dierenpark 'De Vleut' (Zoo Best)
Fota Wildlife Park
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Gladys Porter Zoo
Guadalajara Zoo
Hamilton Zoo
Kharkiv Zoo
Kyiv Zoological Park
Le Pal, Parc Animalier
Lotherton Bird Garden
Louisville Zoological Garden
Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Montgomery Zoo
National Zoo & Aquariumnovaehollandiae
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Orana Wildlife Parknovaehollandiae
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Parco Natura Viva
Parco Zoo di Falconara
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon
Planete Sauvage
Prospect Park Zoo
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Saitama Children's Zoo
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Taronga Zoonovaehollandiae
The Philadelphia Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Wellington Zoo Trustnovaehollandiae
Wildlife World Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zivalski vrt Ljubljana
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo de Jurques
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access