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Scientific Name: 
Cereopsis novaehollandiae
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Aves
Order: 
Anseriformes
Family: 
Anatidae
Genus: 
Cereopsis
Species: 
novaehollandiae
Status: 
Least Concern
Population Trend: 
Stable

This large native goose lives mostly on uninhabited islands off southern Australia. Their plumage is mostly grey but they have some colour – bright pink legs and a yellow-green cere, a waxy swelling, on the beak. Unlike most other animals, Cape Barren geese can drink salty water, so they can stay on windswept islands, eating grass and nesting in tussocks.

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Source: 
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Year assessed: 
2012