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Green Pygmy Goose Nettapus Pulchellus

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Green Pygmy Goose

Appearance: - The male Green Pygmy Goose has a dark cap extending over the eye, white cheeks, short stubby dark beak with pink tip, brown eyes, dark glossy-green neck and back, pale grey and white scalloped underparts, primary flight feathers are black, secondaries are white, primary coverts are black, and secondary coverts are a dark iridescent green, the tail is black, and it has short dark legs and feet. The female is slightly duller with a whiter face and an eye-stripe.

Size: - Typical Adult is 30-36cm (12-14in).

Food: - Aquatic plants, seeds, roots, leaves, grasses, and aquatic invertebrates.

Habitat/Range: - Lowland tropical lagoons, freshwater lakes, and swamps across northern Australia, and southern New Guinea.

Green Pygmy Goose Map
Breeding Habitat/Resident,    Migration or Winter Area.

Breeding Season: - From November to March.

Eggs: - 8 to 12 (creamy-white colour).

Notes: - The Green Pygmy Goose is a small Australasian perching duck which is mainly resident in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. They usually nest in a tree hollow near water and will perch on the branch of a tree.

Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):
  Least Concern.  

Classification: - Family: Anatidae,
Genus: Nettapus.

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Green Pygmy Goose
Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus Pulchellus) -