Cape Barren goose

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Cape Barren goose

n
(Animals) a greyish Australian goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae, having a black bill with a greenish cere
[C19: named after Cape Barren Island in the Bass Strait]
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The distinctive Cape Barren geese were taken when wildlife thieves raided the Washington Wetland Centre.
Jane Ramshaw, manager at the Washington Wetland Centre said: "We are devastated by the loss of our Cape Barren geese, which were hugely popular with our members and visitors.
The distinctive Cape Barren geese were taken when wildlife thieves breached the perimeter fence at the Washington Wetland Centre.
Jane Ramshaw, manager at the Washington Wetland Centre, said: "We are devastated by the loss of our Cape Barren geese, which were hugely popular with our members and visitors.
Scientific rational argument and raw spontaneous emotion are fused in a register which carries both sorrow and the hope: Lake Pedder the Franklin Maralinga Roxby Rum Jungle Rabbits Ranger Hinchinbrook Daintree Coode Island Coronation Hill Jabiluka Dieldrin Cane Toads Cape Barren Geese Feral Cats Terrania Creek Wittenoom Fraser Island Farmhouse Creek Thylacines Numbats Nufarm Nightcap Nurunga.
In addition, the island is home to dry eucalypt forests, summer alpine flowers and a host of wildlife including wallabies, emus, Cape Barren geese and the infamous Tasmanian devil.
Open grassy areas, partly created as a result of early clearance for agriculture, are a haven for native wildlife including wallabies, Cape Barren geese, native hens and emus.
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