Cotton Pygmy Goose

Cotton Teal

Cotton Pygmy Goose (Nettapus coromandelianus) is a small duck with a short bill, rounded head and short legs.

The bird mainly feeds on water lilies, seeds and other vegetation. Nest is usually constructed in tree holes and 8 to 15 eggs are laid. During flight, the male display its characteristic green wings with a white band.

In India, Cotton Pygmy Goose can be seen in the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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