Indian Pygmy Goose

a.k.a. Cotton Pygmy Goose

Nettapus coromandelianus

A male Indian Pygmy Goose

In spite of their name, these birds are true ducks and the smallest of the wildfowl. They are found throughout tropical Asia and also occur locally in northeastern Australia. They prefer freshwater lakes and ponds with lots of vegetation, both floating and emergent.

These waterfowl nest in tree holes near the water. They are not usually distance fliers, although some populations are migratory.

They feed mostly at the surface of the water, tho' they will dive occasionally.


A female Indian Pygmy Goose


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