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Cotton Pygmy-Goose

(Nettapus coromandelianus)
Alternate name(s): "White-quilled Pygmy Goose", "White-quilled Goose-teal",
"Cotton Teal", "White Pygmy-goose"
Aboriginal name(s): "widgelow"

Size: 34-38 cm
Weight: 255-440 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Cotton Pygmy-Goose at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "albipennis"



Lateral view of a male Cotton Pygmy-Goose (photo courtesy of B. Hensen); click on image to also see, for comparison, two Green Pygmy-Geese
[Catana Wetlands, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]


Two distant images of a female Cotton Pygmy-Goose, right, and a male, left
[Wooroolin Wetlands, Wooroolin, QLD, June 2017]

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