Cape Barren Goose by girlie

Cape Barren Goose

I have been away for 10 days on a road trip around inland NSW and the Victorian coast. I found this Cape Barren Goose on Phillip Island in Victoria. These geese inhabit the southern islands of Australia and are one of the world's rarest geese. There were certainly plenty of them there. Looks good on black.
I have been away too so Im on catch up today. I hope this is a friendly goose they can be quite aggressive
October 23rd, 2018  
@onewing There were quite a few on Phillip Island and they were more wary of us than anything; quite harmless.
October 23rd, 2018  
A great shot of this lovely Goose with it's black shoes. Love the tones of it's plumage.
October 23rd, 2018  
So different from the geese here!
October 23rd, 2018  
@cjwhite We have the northern hemisphere geese as well but this is a native one. Makes good eating, I've heard, but they're protected now since they were almost wiped out in the 19th century. We also have one called a Magpie Goose from the tropical parts of Oz; same story.
October 23rd, 2018  
oh thought it was a type of turkey!! Thanks for the education.
October 23rd, 2018  
A sturdy fellow.
October 23rd, 2018  
Lovely clear image. That's one substantial bird.!
October 23rd, 2018  
I have never seen one, thank you for sharing :)
October 23rd, 2018  
wow that beak!
October 23rd, 2018  
A great capture of this beautiful goose. Never seen one before like this.
October 23rd, 2018  
What a great image - he's so impressive.
October 24th, 2018  
I like his fancy beak!
October 26th, 2018  
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