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Cotton (White) Pygmy-goose
Nettapus coromandelianus
Cotton Pygmy Goose

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Cotton Pygmy Goose

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Ducks"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 36cm. Surface feeder, eats aquatic vegetation, manly water weed seeds. Nest in hollow trees.
Typical Habitat :Large numbers can be seen on Ross River Dam, this area is probably one of the most important sites for this rare species. Deep lagoons, swamps and dams.
Distribution :Rare to eastern coastal QLD. From Cape Melville to the N.S.W. border. Nettapus coromandelianus albipennis is endemic, only recorded in Australia.
Migration :Resident / nomadic / breeding. Main breeding season, January to March.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
NCA :Rare

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