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|Cotton Pygmy-Goose |
(Nettapus coromandelianus) 棉凫
Size: 35 cm - VR/RB - PY
Note diagnostic white head of male. Female is pale brown.
Soft, melodic quacking.
Not related to and does resemble a goose, in spite of its name. This small duck frequents lakes and vegetated ponds, where it grazes on floating vegetation. A retiring and shy bird, it is not easy to view clearly. Sometimes seen perching on branches. Nests inside tree hollows.
Very rare resident breeder in Singapore.
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- [2012-04-18 8:44]
very nice! I think is the first photo with this specie here on TN!
- [2012-04-18 13:50]
brilliant compo here Ang
great co÷ors, exposure and bg
Isn't this an interesting photo, just love the colors captured in the water, deep, mysterious..and there is cotton pygmy with his adorable big black eyes! First time seeing him and just love this photo