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Birds

Cotton
Pygmy Goose

Least Concern

Stable

Cotton Pygmy Goose

Nettapus coromandelianus

The Cotton Pygmy Goose is a small perching duck which breeds in India, Pakistan, southeast Asia and south to northern Australia. Found on all still freshwater lakes, rain-filled ditches, inundated paddy fields, irrigation tanks, etc. Becomes very tame on village tanks wherever it is unmolested and has become inured to human proximity. Swift on the wing, and can dive creditably on occasion.

Cotton Teal

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    কিকি হাঁহ
  • Bengali:
    ধলা বালিহাঁস
  • Gujarati:
    ગીજા
  • Hindi:
    गिरिया, गुरगुर्श
  • Kannada:
    ಬಿಳಿಬಾತು
  • Malayalam:
    പച്ച എരണ്ട
  • Marathi:
    काणूक, कादंब, गुरगुरणारा तृणहंस
  • Nepali:
    हरिहाँस
  • Tamil:
    குள்ளத்தாரா
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Taxanomy

ANSERIFORMES
ANATIDAE
Nettapus coromandelianus

Quick Facts
  • This is the smallest wild duck.
Cotton Pygmy Goose

Range Map

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