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Green Pygmy-Goose

(Nettapus pulchellus)
Alternate name(s): "Green Goose-teal"
Aboriginal name(s): "loonbi"

Size: 30-36 cm; wing span: 48-60 cm
Weight: 245-430 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Green Pygmy-Goose at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a pair of Green Pygmy-Geese - male in breeding plumage, left, female on the right
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Fogg Dam NR, NT, August 2013]

Lateral view of a pair of Green Pygmy-Geese; male in breeding plumage, right, female on the left (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cattana Wetlands, Cairns, QLD, November 2018]

Lateral view of a male Green Pygmy-Goose in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cattana Wetlands, Cairns, QLD, November 2018]

Lateral view of a male Green Pygmy-Goose in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cattana Wetlands, Cairns, QLD, November 2018]

Lateral view of a pair of Green Pygmy-Geese; female in front, male behind (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Near Croydon, QLD, July 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a pair of Green Pygmy-Geese; male in breeding plumage, right, female on the left
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cattana Wetlands, Cairns, QLD, November 2018]

Even from straight behind one can tell who is who in a pair of Green Pygmy-Geese; female on the left, male on the right (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Near Croydon, QLD, July 2016]

NON-BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a male Green Pygmy-Goose in non-breeding plumage; note the inconspicuous white cheek patch
[Narrabri Lake, NSW, September 2010]

Lateral view of a male Green Pygmy-Goose in non-breeding plumage
[Narrabri Lake, NSW, September 2010]

Here the Green Pygmy-Goose's back can be seen more clearly than above
[Narrabri Lake, NSW, September 2010]

FEMALE

Full-frontal view of a female Green Pygmy-Goose (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cattana Wetlands, Cairns, QLD, November 2018]

Near-frontal view of a pair of Green Pygmy-Geese - male in breeding plumage, left, female on the right
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Fogg Dam NR, NT, August 2013]

Lateral view of a pair of Green Pygmy-Geese - male in breeding plumage, front, female behind (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Marlow's Lagoon, Palmerston, NT, January 2018]

Lateral view of a pair of Green Pygmy-Geese; male in breeding plumage, right, female on the left (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cattana Wetlands, Cairns, QLD, November 2018]

Lateral view of a female Green Pygmy-Goose (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cattana Wetlands, Cairns, QLD, November 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a pair of Green Pygmy-Geese; male in breeding plumage, right, female on the left
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cattana Wetlands, Cairns, QLD, November 2018]

Dorsal view of a female Green Pygmy-Goose in flight (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Marlow's Lagoon, Palmerston, NT, January 2018]

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