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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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Sightings

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Photos

Race "albipennis"

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Frontal view of a male Cotton Pygmy-Goose in breeding plumage - note the well-defined dark collar and the high contrast between white and dark parts; in the background, for comparison, a Dusky Moorhen (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Chatsworth Park, Gympie, QLD, August 2018]

Lateral view of a male Cotton Pygmy-Goose in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Chatsworth Park, Gympie, QLD, August 2018]

Lateral view of a male Cotton Pygmy-Goose in breeding plumage; in the foreground, for comparison, a Dusky Moorhen
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Chatsworth Park, Gympie, QLD, August 2018]

Lateral view of a male Cotton Pygmy-Goose in breeding plumage, front, and a female behind (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Chatsworth Park, Gympie, QLD, August 2018]

Close-up near-dorsal view of a male Cotton Pygmy-Goose in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Chatsworth Park, Gympie, QLD, August 2018]

NON-BREEDING

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

FEMALE

Close-up frontal view of a female Cotton Pygmy-Goose (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Springfield Lakes, QLD, July 2018]

Close-up lateral view of a female Cotton Pygmy-Goose (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Springfield Lakes, QLD, July 2018]

Close-up lateral view of a female Cotton Pygmy-Goose (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Springfield Lakes, QLD, July 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a female Cotton Pygmy-Goose (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Springfield Lakes, QLD, July 2018]

Food, Diet

Near-lateral view of a female Cotton Pygmy-Goose feeding on aquatic plants (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Springfield Lakes, QLD, July 2018]

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