Cape Barren Goose
Breeding season: July to September. Clutch size is four to seven eggs. During the summer, the non-breeding geese generally leave the islands for the mainland where they feed on improved pasture.
Stubby triangular bill.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The Cape Barren Goose is able to drink salty or brackish water, allowing many of them to remain on offshore islands all year round.
Herbivore. Feeds on common island tussock grass, Poa poiformis, as well as spear grass and various herbs and succulents. They also eat pasture grasses, including barley and clover, and legumes.
Found on offshore islands, in areas of pasture, tussock grass or low healthy scrub.
Native to Australia