Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Cereopsis goose / Cape-barren goose

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

Cereopsisgans (Hoendergans) / Hühnergans / Oie céréopse

 

The Cereopsis goose is well known for its agressive behaviour during its mating and breeding season.

 

This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size may be moderately small to large, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern (IUCN, 2009).


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Above: adult Cereopsis goose


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Above: close-up of a Cereopsis goose


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Above: In front, adult male. In background, adult female.

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